The Correctional Association of NY’s Women in Prison Project is proud to announce the release of our new report, From Protection to Punishment: Post-Conviction Barriers to Justice for Domestic Violence Survivor-Defendants in New York State, co-authored with the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School.
This report is part of our campaign to change the criminal justice system’s harsh and unjust response to domestic violence survivors who act to protect themselves from an abuser’s violence. We released the report in conjunction with our recent successful Advocacy Day, where over 140 advocates, including many formerly incarcerated domestic violence survivors, traveled to Albany to advocate for the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act, a central report recommendation.
We were able to secure significant media coverage, including articles in the Huffington Post, New York Daily News, New York Law Journal, Legislative Gazette and Associated Press, which was picked up in the Wall Street Journal and over 30 local, national and international news outlets. Download the report now.
We urge you to take action!