Screenings in support of New York’s Domestic Violence Survivor’s Justice Act
New York State
July 2011 – present
New York has made great strides in passing legislation that would be similar to (and arguably even more significant than) the California law highlighted in “Crime After Crime.” New York’s proposed Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act currently has the support of at least 26 elected representatives in the state. Organizations including the Correctional Association of New York, STEPS to End Family Violence, and the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence have worked with Free From Abuse to hold numerous screenings of “Crime After Crime” as part of their public awareness and media campaign for the proposed legislation. Please see http://www.dvsurvivorsjusticeact.org/dvsja-and-debbies-campaign/ for an article and video about how we are working with these organizations to support changes that can help more women like Debbie Peagler. These activities have been supported by a recent grant from The New York Women’s Foundation. New York state legislators joined Debbie Peagler’s attorney Joshua Safran and Debbie’s daughter Natasha Wilson for a special screening and discussion on January 19, 2012.