Janele Hyer-Spencer

Protecting women and children

Assemblywoman Hyer-Spencer:
An ongoing commitment to helping women and children

Fighting domestic violence.


A former legal director for My Sisters’ Place, a top non-profit in New York that helps victims of domestic violence, Assemblywoman Hyer-Spencer has witnessed firsthand the devastating effects domestic violence has on women and families, and she recognizes the need for better treatment for victims. That’s why this year she authored a new law that eliminates the fee for service of a civil order of protection, encouraging victims to come forward (Chapter 36 of 2007).

Protecting our families from sexual predators.

In an effort to prevent the creation of future victims, she also supported a law that will toughen penalties for convicted sex offenders and keep the most dangerous of them off the streets (Chapter 7 of 2007).

“I know all too well the devastation caused by domestic violence and sexual abuse. I will continue to do all I can to help victims and prevent others from joining their ranks.”

Assemblywoman Janele Hyer-Spencer

Important phone numbers and Web sites

NYS Sex Offender Registry:
or visit
NYS Crime Victims Board:
Richmond County District
Attorney’s Office: 876-6300
Safe Horizon’s Staten Island
Community Programs: 720-2591
Safe Horizon’s Staten Island
Child Advocacy Center: 556-0844

For more information, questions or concerns, you are encouraged to contact Janele at her Staten Island office.

Janele Hyer-Spencer

586 Midland Avenue Suite 1B
Staten Island, NY 10306
(718) 667-5891