Survivors, supporters rally against domestic violence
Domestic violence survivors and their supporters rallied at Borough Hall Tuesday evening to mark the third anniversary of the strengthening and reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
The Violence Against Women Act was originally passed in 1993 in an effort to improve law enforcement response and prosecution of violence against women.
According to the NYPD, Brooklyn has the highest rate of domestic abuse complaints out of the five boroughs.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams says he wants New York City to be a safe haven for people who feel they need protection.
Survivors and advocates are also calling for more protections, such as state legislation that will allow victims in shelters to vote even if they are living in a shelter outside of their district.