April 7,2011

Mangano To Address Regional Conference On Family And Domestic Violence

In keeping with his major initiative to combat family and domestic violence in Nassau County, County Executive Edward P. Mangano will give the Opening Welcome Address at the regional “Many Faces of Family Violence” conference to be held Friday, April 8, 2011 from 8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at CW Post College in Brookville, NY.

In October 2010, following his review of the recommendations of his Task Force on Family Violence, County Executive Mangano became the State’s first County Executive to declare “family and domestic violence are public health emergencies that threaten the lives of children and other family members.” He stressed the importance of reducing violence in our communities, emphasizing “Violence is not the answer.”

As part of his commitment to reduce the incidence of family and domestic violence in Nassau County, in February 2010 County Executive Mangano appointed a distinguished panel of individuals to serve on the County Executive’s Family Violence Task Force. The Task Force, chaired by Social Services Commissioner Dr. John Imhof presented a number of recommendations to combat this serious public health issue.

The “Many Faces of Violence” conference scheduled for April 8, 2011 in partnership with CW Post – Long Island University is one of the Task Force’s major recommendations. “I have pledged to implement all the recommendations of the Family Violence Task Force to reduce the incidence of family and domestic violence in Nassau County,” stated County Executive Mangano. “We are dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families coping with family violence and will continue working towards raising public awareness. This conference is another major step forward in our efforts.”

County Executive Mangano also expressed gratitude to Dr. David Steinberg, President of Long Island University for hosting this important event. Mangano added, “we cannot achieve our goals without partners such as Long Island University. The university’s involvement and support in promoting awareness is critical and very much appreciated by all the residents of Nassau County.”

The Honorable Fern A. Fisher, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge in New York City will be the keynote speaker. In addition to Judge Fisher, there will be several workshops offered throughout the morning which address different areas of family violence.

To emphasize the regional initiative supported by the County Executive, Mr. Mangano and Nassau DSS Commissioner Imhof will also be joined by Suffolk County Department of Social Services Commissioner Gregory Blass who Chairs the Suffolk County Task Force of Family Violence.

If you or someone you know is dealing with Family or Domestic Violence, please call the 24-hour Domestic Violence hotline at 516-542-0404.

For more information regarding the conference, including registration, please call Jamie Essig at 516-227-7408.