The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Commissioner Manuel Castro and the Mayor’s Office to End Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV) Commissioner Cecile Noel hosted the City’s first in-person Community and Ethnic Media Roundtable, since the COVID-19 pandemic to discuss the resources available for immigrant survivors of domestic and gender-based violence. The roundtable was hosted at the Queens Family Justice Centers. Both Commissioners answered questions from the press in attendance and addressed concerns of the additional resources that the community needs. The roundtable was followed by a brief tour of the Queens Family Justice Center. See pictures below.
The safety and wellbeing of immigrant communities, including those who have experienced sexual violence, remains our top priority. If you, or someone you know, is seeking support regarding sexual violence, free and confidential help is always available. Find resources and support in NYC by searching the NYCHope Resource Directory, or call 311 to be connected to the nearest NYC Family Justice Center.