Panel Discussion on Domestic Violence Survivor Justice Act

December 7, 2011

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.

The panel, “Sentencing Survivors: Help Change How the Criminal Legal System Responds to Survivor-Defendants,” was co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA), Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ), and OUTLaws. The panel began with a short documentary, “Strength of a Woman,” and included:

  • Sharon Richardson, STEPS to End Family Violence
  • Jesenia Santana, STEPS to End Family Violence
  • Jaya Vasandani, Women in Prison Project, Correctional Association of New York
  • Prof. Donna Lee (Moderator), CUNY Law

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Watch the full panel above, on YouTube, or as a free download from iTunes U.


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