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
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.