Correctional Association of NY gets Media Coverage for Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act
Correctional Association of NY, a grantee organization of Move to End Violence, is rallying support for the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (A.7874/S.5436), which would allow judges to give shorter prison terms to domestic violence (DV) survivors convicted of crimes directly related to the abuse they suffered. The state legislation would also provide currently incarcerated DV survivors who pose no threat to public safety with the opportunity to apply for resentencing. Correctional Association of NY has received wide media coverage on this act.
Please see the related links and articles below:
- NY Law Journal: “Study Backs Leniency for Domestic Abuse Victims Who Break the Law” By Laura Haring, June 9, 2011
- NY Daily News: “Abused – Again” by Erin Durkin, June 12, 2011
- Legislative Gazette: “Alternative sentences sought for domestic violence victims” By Veronica Lewin, June 13, 2011
- Women’s Media Center/Huffington Post: “Exclusive: Fairness for Defendants Who Survive Domestic Violence” By Catherine Epstein, June 21, 2011
- AP/Wall Street Journal: “Shorter prison term south for abused women in NY” June 13, 2011
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