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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