Throughout our diocese and the rest of the state, disturbing reports on the rise of domestic violence are issues of great concern.
In 2011, the number of domestic violence reports by the New York City Police Department reached record highs, over 700 reports per day. Those numbers have not gone down in succeeding years. We know that the rise is not just a New York City phenomenon. Hope's Door in Pleasantville reports a dramatic increase in those requesting services.