District Attorney Announces Agreement Regarding Integrated Domestic Violence Court

Modified: November 7, 2012 11:06am


The New York State Office of Court Administration and Office of the Erie County District Attorney support the goals of the Erie County Integrated Domestic Violence (IDV) Court and are committed to enhancing the safety of families impacted by domestic violence. Both are pleased to announce that they are working together to make improvements in the calendaring and scheduling of cases in the court.  The District Attorney is withdrawing his Article 78 proceeding and the Court will be vacating the order appointing a special prosecutor.

Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III stated: “I am satisfied with this agreement and look forward to working with the Office of Court Administration on operations and practices in the IDV court. Beginning today, I will resume prosecuting viable cases that are transferred into the Integrated Domestic Violence Part from other courts.”

Judge Judy Harris Kluger, Chief of Policy and Planning for the New York State court stated: "The Erie County Integrated Domestic Violence Court, under the leadership of Judge Haendiges and Judge Feroleto, has served as both a national and international model for addressing the serious and often complicated issues involving families affected by domestic violence. I am pleased by District Attorney Sedita’s commitment to working with us to enhance the IDV Courts ability to meet its goals.”