During October, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office is reaching out to downtown immigrant communities with presentations about preventing and reporting domestic violence. Four workshops are scheduled in the East Village, the Lower East Side and Chinatown:
- Oct. 11, 6 p.m.: Baruch Community Center, 605 FDR Drive (at Grand St.)
- Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m., 10 Stanton St. (b/w Bowery and Chrystie St.)
- Oct. 25, 6 p.m.: Campos Plaza Community Center, 611 E. 13th St. (b/w Ave. B & C)
- Oct. 27, 2 p.m.: Hamilton-Madison House, 60 Catherine St. (at Cherry St.)
“In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the DA’s Office is holding additional presentations on domestic violence throughout Manhattan, including in several in our own backyard in Chinatown and the Lower East Side,” said Joan Vollero, a spokeswoman for the district attorny. “It’s especially important to reach the immigrant communities, where domestic violence is historically underreported.”
Each event will include Spanish and Chinese translators for non-English-speakers, Vollero said.