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Integrated Domestic Violence ("IDV") Courts serve families by allowing a single judge to hear multiple case types - criminal, family and matrimonial - which relate to one family where the underlying issue is domestic violence. IDV Courts were expanded statewide by former Chief Judge Judith Kaye in 2003. The project is overseen by Hon. Judy Harris Kluger, Chief of Policy and Planning for New York State Courts.

Dedicated to the “one family - one judge” model, IDV Courts respond to a historic problem in the court system, which requires domestic violence victims and their families to appear in different courts before multiple judges, often located in different parts of a county, to address their legal issues. By connecting one judge with one family, IDV Courts aim to provide more informed judicial decision-making and greater consistency in court orders, while reducing the number of court appearances. In addition, these courts offer enhanced services to victims and help to ensure offender accountability.

The Bronx has an IDV Court that hears cases. The problem with many of these courts is that judges often can confuse the criminal case with the family case to the detrimant of the defendant. If you have a case pending in Bronx IDV Court, contact The Law Offices of Michael S. Discioarro, LLC at 917-519-8417 and let us put our experience to work for you,