Support for the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act continues to grow

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Support for the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act continues to grow as two powerhouse organizations – the Downstate Coalition for Crime Victims and the American Association of University Women  NYS – sign on in support.

The DV Survivors Justice Act (A.4314/S.3337-A) is sponsored by Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson and Assemblymember Jeffrion Aubry. This bill will allow New York to make significant progress in addressing the years of injustice faced by survivor-defendants whose lives have been shattered by abuse. By establishing alternative sentencing for domestic violence survivors who are convicted of crimes directly related to abuse, New York state will be able to provide survivor-defendants with support and assistance instead of harsh punishment.

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