Showing Resources in Women and the Criminal Justice System

04.09.2012

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

04.09.2012

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

04.09.2012

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

04.09.2012

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

04.05.2012

Strength of a Woman

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

03.17.2012

Soffiyah Elijah on WBAI’s “On the Count”

CA executive director Soffiyah Elijah hosts a two hour special of Eddie Ellis' show, On the Count, in celebration of Women's History month.Read More

01.19.2012

Senator Declares “Desperate Need for DVSJA”

On January 19th at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, legislators and advocates viewed Crime After Crime. The co-sponsors of the DVSJA gave inspiring speeches and encouraged advocates to act now. Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson spoke about on the “desperate need” for sentencing reform for domestic violence survivors.Read More

01.19.2012

Senator Declares “Desperate Need for DVSJA”

Legislators respond to the award-winning film "Crime After Crime" and encourage advocates to act in support of the DVSJA. Read More

01.19.2012

Senator Declares “Desperate Need for DVSJA”

On January 19th at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, legislators and advocates viewed Crime After Crime. The co-sponsors of the DVSJA gave inspiring speeches and encouraged advocates to act now. Jesenia Santana from STEPS to End Family Violence explained how to get involved in the DVSJA Campaign and the real need for the proposed legislation.Read More

07.11.2011

Sister Mary Nerney Discusses Strength of a Woman

At their July 2011 meeting, the New York Reentry Roundtable coordinated by the Community Service Society, screened Strength of a Woman to facilitate discussion about securing justice for domestic violence survivors in the criminal justice system. The presentation was conducted by the Coalition for Women Prisoners’ Violence Against Women Committee. Sister Mary Nerney, founder and former director of STEPS to End Family Violence and Greenhope: Services for Women, kicked off the discussion with an explanation about the significance of Strength of a Woman.Read More