News Release

OFO Director Appointed to State Fatality Review Team

Director Appointed to the New York State Fatality Review Team

04.24.2023 - Oneonta, New York

Opportunities for Otsego’s Director of Crisis Intervention Services, William Rivera, has been appointed to serve a three year term on the New York State Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team.

The purpose of the Fatality Review Team, overseen by the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, is to analyze cases of domestic violence deaths and near-deaths to identify “red flags”, gaps in responses, and offer recommendations for systematic improvements that enhance safety for victims and accountability for offenders. The multidisciplinary team is comprised of representatives across the state including law enforcement, legal services, victim service providers, and healthcare providers, among others.

William Rivera on his appointment, “I am incredibly honored to be selected to join the New York State Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team. Along with my fellow team members, my hope is to learn from these difficult cases and identify ways to prevent fellow New Yorkers from ever facing similar tragedies in the future.”

Dan Maskin, Chief Executive Officer, “Representing the needs and concerns of victims of sexual assault and domestic violence at the state level is critically important to the work that we do at home.”


If you or someone you love has been impacted by interpersonal violence help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling the Violence Intervention Program 24-Hour Hotline at 607.432.4855

Read the 2021 NYS Domestic Violence Fatality Review Report.