New York Reentry Roundtable

On WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012 1:00 – 3:00PM there will be a presentation by the Women in Prison Project of the Correctional Association of New York.

The topics will include Women, Prison and Domestic Violence and the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act. Representatives from the Correctional Association of New York and the Coalition for Women Prisoners will lead a panel discussion. There will also be a showing of the moving and inspirational film, “Strength of a Women.”

The event is hosted by The Community Service Society of New York (CSS).

105 East 22nd Street at the corner of Park Avenue South Conference Room 4A

Take the 6 or N/R trains to 23rd Street Kindly RSVP to Gabriel Torres-Rivera at or call 212.614.5306t or via telephone at 212.614.5306

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Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry, Joshua Safran and a free screening of Crime After Crime

The DVSJA campaign is once again teaming up with film director Yoav Potash for a free screening of Crime After Crime on Thursday January 19th at 6:30 PM at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Crime After Crime tells the dramatic story of the battle to free Debbie Peagler from prison. Her spirit remains uplifting, despite a harrowing saga of abuse, injustice, and decades of incarceration for her connection to the murder of the man who abused her and forced her into prostitution. Her story takes an unexpected turn when two rookie land-use attorneys attempt to set her free.

Following the screening, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson and Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry, will speak about the legislation. Then, there will be a thought-provoking panel discussion with Joshua Safran, one of Debbie’s attorneys, and NY advocates who will speak about the intersection of abuse and women’s incarceration. DVSJA advocates will be on hand if you would like to join the campaign.

In case you have yet to see this amazing film, you still have one more chance to view the film with an inspiring group of speakers and join the DVSJA campaign. The film will be showing with free admission(compliments of the New York Women’s Foundation) next Thursday, January 19th, at John Jay College located at 445 West 59th Street in Room 2200. For any questions please contact Jesenia Santana at

Crime After Crime – Trailer (HD 1080p) from Crime After Crime on Vimeo.

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Panel Discussion on Domestic Violence Survivor Justice Act

On Monday, November 21, the CUNY Law Domestic Violence Coalition invited a panel of domestic violence survivors and advocates to speak about the Domestic Violence Survivor Justice Act. Continue reading

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