Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act Campaign

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Why we need the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act

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Join the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (DVSJA) Campaign and be part of a movement to change the criminal justice system’s harsh and inappropriate response to DV survivors who act to protect themselves from an abuser’s violence.Read More

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May 30, 2012 Senate Democratic Conference Public Forum Testimony, Lady Kathryn Williams

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Lady Kathryn Williams, an advocate, survivor and member of the Coalition for Women Prisoners testifies about the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act at the Senate Democratic Conference Public Forum on Domestic Violence.Read More

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May 30, 2012 Senate Democratic Conference Public Forum Testimony, Kim Dadou

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Kim Dadou, advocate and survivor of domestic violence, testifies at Women's Forum on Domestic Violence.Read More

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May 30, 2012 Senate Democratic Conference Public Forum Testimony, Tamar Kraft-Stolar

The Director of the Correctional Association's Women in Prison Project testifies before the Senate Democratic Conference Public Forum on Domestic Violence on May 30, 2012.Read More

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Kim Dadou Shares Her Experience As a DV Survivor in Prison

Kim says prison is not the place for a battered woman to be rehabilitated. Read More

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Jaya Vasandani Outlines the DVSJA

Jaya Vasandani, Associate Director of the Women in Prison Project at the CA, explains the policy side of the DVSJA and how it would affect both current DV survivors who are incarcerated and survivor defendants after the bill is passed.Read More

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Sharon Richardson, DV Survivor Discusses her Reaction to Crime After Crime

Sharon Richardson, a survivor who spent 20 years in prison, discusses the film and how closely it parallels her own experience in the criminal justice system.Read More

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Jesenia Santana from STEPS on the film Crime After Crime

Jesenia Santana, senior policy advisor for STEPS, discusses the importance of Deborah’s story and the urgent need for the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act.Read More

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Yoav Potash discussing Crime After Crime and DVSJA

Filmmaker Yoav Potash discusses his film and the DVSJA, which is aimed at bringing public attention to the issues raised by the documentary.Read More

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Strength of a Woman

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A 20-minute documentary featuring interviews with formerly incarcerated survivors and facts and analysis about the criminal justice system’s failure to appropriately respond to domestic violence survivors who become involved in criminal activity as a result of abuse.Read More