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New legislation keeps domestic survivor advocate-victim conversations confidential

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a new piece of legislation that works to protect the privacy of domestic abuse survivors.

It’s a domestic violence advocate-victim privilege, similar to how doctor-patient confidentiality works.

Conversations had between a domestic abuse client and their advocate are kept confidential unless the intention to commit a crimes or harmful act is revealed, child abuse is suspected, or the client gives their advocate permission to share a discussion.

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