NEW YORK (PIX11) – New York State is taking an extra step to protect victims of gender-based and domestic violence.

New York’s secretary of state, Robert Rodriguez, talks about a free program aimed at protecting their privacy and limiting information listed in public records.

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Domestic and family health violence are common problems estimated to affect 10 million people in the United States every year. Anyone looking for help can find resources here.

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