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Watch Kim Dadou, Tamar Kraft-Stolar and Kathryn Williams testify at the Women’s Forum on Domestic Violence

On May 30th, advocates from the Coalition for Women Prisoners testified at the Forum on Domestic Violence. Watch the videos below as Kim Dadou and Lady Kathryn Williams, both domestic violence survivors and advocates, share their stories to express the urgency for the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act. Tamar Kraft-Stoler, director of the Correction Association of New York’s Women In Prison Project, testified to the inadequate laws pertaining to domestic violence survivors, outlined the ways in which the DVSJA returns sentencing discretion for domestic violence survivors to judges, and addressed misconceptions about the bill.

 

Watch the clips below!

Kim Dadou, Domestic Violence Advocate and Survivor, testifies at Women’s Forum on Domestic Violence

Lady Kathryn Williams, DV Advocate and Survivor, testifies at Women’s Forum on Domestic Violence

Tamar Kraft-Stolar, Correctional Association of NY, testifies at Women’s Forum on Domestic Violence

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TAKE ACTION: Bring us one step closer to justice for survivors of domestic violence

The May 4th edition of PBS’s New York NOW  featured Kim Dadou’s story and the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act campaign. [Click here to watch the full story]

On the program, Senator Patrick Gallivan, a Republican from Western New York, openly expressed his support for the legislation.  As a key Republican, Senator Gallivan’s endorsement would be a significant step towards the bill’s passage—but we need him to take the next step and become an official bill co-sponsor.

Please take action right now to thank Senator Gallivan for expressing his support, and ask him to take the critical next step by becoming a co-sponsor of the bill. Click here to take action.

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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-sponors of the DVSJA gave inspiring speeches and encouraged advocates to act now. Watch the clips below to view Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry, and Jesenia Santana from STEPS to End Family Violence speak on the “desperate need” for sentencing reform for domestic violence survivors.

 

Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson

Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry

Senior Policy Advisor Jesenia Santana at STEPS to End Family Violence

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