Advocacy, Education, and Training

Due to COVID-19 Precautions & Mandates:

In-Court Advocacy Services have been suspended at this time due to the closing of various family and criminal courts buildings. For assistance, including orders of protection, please contact our Domestic Violence 24-Hour Hotline at 518.432.7865.


If you or someone you know is seeking services and have concerns related to COVID-19, we will certainly guide you under the direction of NYS Department of Health, and coordinate services accordingly.

If you are experiencing domestic violence and are quarantined, please call our DV Hotline at 518.432.7865—we are able to provide you services that will safeguard you and others, including alternative emergency housing options.



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Court Advocacy

Equinox advocates explore all legal options available to victims of domestic violence and elder abuse, and accompany clients to criminal or family court.

We have an office at Albany County Family Court and an advocate available daily at Albany City Court.

Equinox also offers referrals for low-cost or no-cost legal representation in domestic violence cases.

Advocates assist with crime victims’ compensation and other social services, education, medical, and employment issues – helping clients achieve their goals as they work to build a healthy new life.


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Community Education & Training

Equinox provides comprehensive DV education and awareness presentations throughout the Capital Region.

  • Educating schools, businesses and community groups interested in learning about DV prevention, services, resources, and more
  • Innovative national anti-violence curriculum available to school athletic coaches, engaging young athletes to end domestic violence

We work with law enforcement, the justice system, and other service organizations to improve the community response to domestic violence.



526 Central Ave.
Albany, NY 12206
518.434.6135 Press Option 2
In case of bad weather, contact our Client Weather Line at 518.435.9931, x5454


24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline 518.432.7865

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