Cornell Tech Initiates Partner Violence Program
Cornell Tech has initiated a Computer Security Clinic for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence.
“The Computer Security Clinic for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence will allow our talented research team to help more survivors in collaboration with the New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender Based Violence and other partners,” said Deborah Estrin, Associate Dean for Impact at Cornell Tech. “By studying and creating software tools for victims, the IPV clinic can help reduce widespread abuse enabled by smartphones. This kind of research, centered around public interest tech and impact, is core to Cornell Tech’s mission in New York City.”
Abuse of smartphones, social media, websites, and other aspects of digital life by abusive spouses and partners has become an increasingly urgent problem in the United States.
OANA applauds partnerships between our educational institutions and the Public and Private sectors that work to improve the quality of life of all New Yorkers. Such Partnerships are our most effective means of dealing with these issues.
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