Family Violence Prevention Council




Please join us on June 6th from 10-2pm at the Oakdale Commons for our first ever "Senior Showcase: Empowering the Golden Years" event.
This free community event will host 30+ informational tables for aging
community members focused on pre-retirement, retirement, and
caretaking issues alongside scam prevention and financial
wellness. This event recognizes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
This year's theme is "Building Strong Supports for Elders.”

Join us at
center court at 9:30am for a Press Conference!



Our 2024 theme is Be the Light! 

Appointed as Chair for 2024 is Christine Battisti, Executive Director of Crime Victims Assistance Center.  Christine chose this theme to capture how positivity can change the way our community does difficult work. "Be the Light" is a phrase often used to encourage positivity, kindness, and compassion in the world. It suggests that individuals should strive to bring brightness, hope, and goodness into the lives of others and into the world around them. It's a call to action to embody qualities such as empathy, generosity, and understanding, and to be a source of inspiration and support for others, especially in times of darkness or difficulty. Essentially, it's about being a positive force for change and spreading warmth and positivity wherever you go.

Council Accomplishments

The mission of the Council is to provide leadership to the community in its effort to reduce the incidence and severity of all forms of family violence. A largely professional volunteer organization with ten working subcommittees, it has devoted numerous hours to a wide variety of activities that focus coordination, advocacy, and education on the prevention and treatment of abuse and neglect and the corollary systems issues.


The Family Violence Prevention Council was formerly the Broome County Child Abuse Council which was formed in 1985 through a County Executive order.


The purpose of the Family Violence Prevention Council is to provide a forum to address the incidence and effects of family violence in the community.

The Council shall strive to:

  • Prevent family violence, maltreatment and neglect in all its forms - child abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse;
  • Protect the most vulnerable members of families and end family abuse where it has occurred;
  • Strengthen and support families and individuals to live lives free of family violence.


The Mission of the Family Violence Prevention Council shall be to reduce the incidence and severity of Family Violence in Broome County including child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and elder abuse, by developing and implementing a comprehensive, coordinated community program for preventing, as well as identifying, assessing and treating all forms of Family Violence.


The range of supports and services for families and individuals affected by family violence will be improved as a result of the partnering of organizations and individuals within the forum of the Council.

Functions of the Council

Interagency Coordination, Program Development, Training of Professionals, Community Education &  Advocacy.


Interested in Joining?

Check out out Committee descriptions and then contact the coordinator at 607.778.2153