Family Violence Prevention Council



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Our 2023 theme is Overcoming Challenges! 

Appointed as Chair for 2023 is Cheryl Sullivan, Esq. Cheryl Sullivan is the Chief Assistant County Attorney for Broome County.  She is the supervising attorney in the Family Court Unit and has been prosecuting cases regarding juvenile delinquents and persons in need of supervision.


Cheryl serves on several local multidisciplinary committees regarding issues and services related to children and families in Broome County. Chery’s dedication to and belief in a youth’s ability to achieve success through service provision and therapeutic intervention is the mainstay of her work. Cheryl is the co-chair of the Council’s Sexually Aggressive Youth Intervention Team (SAYIT) which provides education and guidance to professionals working with youth impacted by illegal and problematic sexual behaviors.


Cheryl developed the theme “Overcoming Challenges” by reflecting on the work of the Council and the commitment its members have to serving those affected by child abuse, elder abuse and domestic violence. The difficulties of the previous years have been far and wide, but providers continue to come together to find solutions to help those in need.

Council Accomplishments

The mission of the Council is to provide leadership to the community in its effort to reduce the incidence and severity of all forms of family violence. A largely professional volunteer organization with ten working subcommittees, it has devoted numerous hours to a wide variety of activities that focus coordination, advocacy, and education on the prevention and treatment of abuse and neglect and the corollary systems issues.


The Family Violence Prevention Council was formerly the Broome County Child Abuse Council which was formed in 1985 through a County Executive order.


The purpose of the Family Violence Prevention Council is to provide a forum to address the incidence and effects of family violence in the community.

The Council shall strive to:

  • Prevent family violence, maltreatment and neglect in all its forms - child abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse;
  • Protect the most vulnerable members of families and end family abuse where it has occurred;
  • Strengthen and support families and individuals to live lives free of family violence.


The Mission of the Family Violence Prevention Council shall be to reduce the incidence and severity of Family Violence in Broome County including child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and elder abuse, by developing and implementing a comprehensive, coordinated community program for preventing, as well as identifying, assessing and treating all forms of Family Violence.


The range of supports and services for families and individuals affected by family violence will be improved as a result of the partnering of organizations and individuals within the forum of the Council.

Functions of the Council

Interagency Coordination, Program Development, Training of Professionals, Community Education &  Advocacy.


Interested in Joining?

Check out out Committee descriptions and then contact the coordinator at 607.778.2153