New York State Domestic Incident Report (DIR)
Effective April 2016, New York State revised its Domestic Incident Report (DIR) to improve its format and enhance its effectiveness and usability by law enforcement professionals. These improvements make it easier to complete the form accurately and allow law enforcement to capture additional information, making the form more useful to law enforcement and enhancing the data included in the state’s Domestic Incident Report Repository.
DCJS and the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence developed the revised form with assistance from a broad stakeholder group that included representatives from police agencies, district attorneys’ offices, civil legal services, victims service and advocacy agencies.
The New York State Domestic Incident Report now includes:
- Tips for completion
- Ample spacing for ease and accuracy of completion
- In-depth information gathering including prior domestic violence history
- Enriched evidence collection to aid prosecution
- Details of risk factors to assist with victim safety
- Space for law enforcement to include local Domestic Violence hotline information
- Up-to-date information on Designated Family Offenses in the Reference Guide
Law Enforcement Resources
DCJS has developed an online training designed to provide officers with a comprehensive overview of how to complete the DIR.
The training is available via the eJusticeNY Integrated Justice Portal (IJPortal).
After logging on to the IJ Portal, click the following: Resources > Law Enforcement Training > Reference Library
Ordering DIR Forms
Requests for additional DIRs must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
When ordering forms, please provide the agency name and street address for shipment. DIRs will not be sent to a P.O. Box.
Law enforcement is statutorily required to provide non-English speaking victims with a copy of the DIR Domestic Violence Victim Rights Notice in the victim’s native language when identified.
To assist with this requirement, the DIR Domestic Violence Victim Rights Notice is available to law enforcement in the six most common non-English languages spoken by individuals in New York State:
For additional information on the DIR and responding to domestic violence calls for service, visit the Information for Professionals/Criminal Justice
For more information on the Domestic Incident Report form, please contact the Public Safety Contact Center at CCCenter@dcjs.ny.gov or 800-262-3257, option 1.