Making changes in national law to protect victim/survivors of domestic violence!

Alternative Sentencing for Convicted and Verified Victims

Memo from the Coalition of Women Prisoners about and in support of the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (A.7874-A/S.5436)

We received this recently to add to our blog site about this law being presented in the Courts. What is particularly interesting to note, besides the attempt to have alternative sentencing for (verified) victims of domestic violence to be considered who have committed crimes against the abuser, it also denotes specifically psychological abuse as well, which seems to be left out of many legislation about domestic violence oftentimes.

Let us know your thoughts on the DV Survivors Justice Act.

(You may need to double click on the link below to see the actual memo sent to us.) Thanks!

DV SJA CWP Spt Memo 5-24-11 FINAL


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