Fall 2023

  • Her Justice signed on to a letter by NYSCADV supporting the release under the New York Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act of two domestic violence survivors from Niagara County, Ashley Berger and Chamia Johnson, who are currently serving long prison sentences for crimes that were directly related to their victimization. | November 1, 2023

Summer 2023

  • Her Justice participated in a conference – Justice for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: Transforming an Inequitable Family Law System – held on October 13 and 14, 2022, along with others from leading nonprofit agencies that serve and advocate for survivors of IPV, members of the NYS judiciary and other system actors, and survivors.  Her Justice and the other advocates contributed to a report summarizing the conference that was published in the Columbia Law School Journal of Gender and Law. | August 27, 2023
  • Her Justice participated in a statewide policy listening session hosted by the NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and the NYS Office of Victim Services and attended by advocates, court administration representatives, and others. | July 25, 2023

Fall 2022

  • Her Justice engaged Covington to represent our organization as an amicus in a brief filed in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals showing our support for a Ms. Golan, a domestic violence survivor, in the ongoing Golan litigation relating to child custody and domestic violence under the Hague Convention. | October 7, 2022
  • Her Justice engaged Cleary Gottlieb to represent our organization as an amicus in a brief that will be filed in the Fourth Department on behalf of Ms. Mahalia Guest, a survivor who was denied resentencing under the NYS Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act. | September 22, 2022
  • Her Justice joined the New York Family Homelessness Coalition and other partner organizations in supporting a letter to City officials urging the immediate abolishment of the “90 Day Rule” for CityFHEPS eligibility to ensure that homeless individuals and families attain stable housing sooner. | September 16, 2022
  • Her Justice will join other legal services providers in New York City in sponsoring a Fall 2022 conference around intimate partner violence and reform of the Family Court reform at familylaw2022.com

Summer 2022

  • Her Justice submitted two policy ideas – concerning coerced debt and paid safe leave – for a community listening session held by the NYS Office to Prevent Domestic Violence. Naomi presented the ideas at an in-person forum on behalf of the organization.| August 11, 2022
  • Her Justice submitted testimony for a City Council hearing, held by the Committee on Women and Gender Equity, concerning support for survivors of intimate partner violence. | June 14, 2022
  • Her Justice signed on to a letter led by Sanctuary for Families and NYSCADV, along with other organizations and experts, urging Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Braggs to dismiss criminal charges against Tracy McCarter, a survivor of repeated and documented domestic violence. | May 4, 2022

Spring 2022

  • Her Justice provided the following quote in support of reauthorization of VAWA in a press release from Esperanza United and others:  “At Her Justice, we provide legal services to thousands of women across New York City, most of whom are survivors of gender-based violence. On top of physical and emotional abuse, many of our clients experience financial abuse, another prevalent and damaging form of intimate partner violence. We know that violence against women compounds other significant barriers women face in achieving stability and security, especially now as the economic and health crises persist. The re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act is imperative to enable us to continue to partner with survivors so they can recover from the many dangerous costs of gender-based violence.” | March 10, 2022
  • Her Justice signed on to a letter spearheaded by the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence to U.S. Senators Feinstein, Ernst, Durbin, and Murkowski advocating for reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. | March 2, 2022

Winter 2022

  • Her Justice joined other organizations working with survivors of domestic violence/intimate partner violence in a letter Governor Kathy Hochul to grant clemency for Nicole Addimando, a survivor who is incarcerated for crimes stemming from the abuse she suffered. | December 13, 2022
  • Her Justice submitted testimony for a City Council hearing led by the Committees on Women and Gender Equity and Civil and Human Rights concerning the expansion of protections for victims of domestic violence to include economic abuse through Int. 0148-2022, which would amend the City’s human rights law definition of domestic violence, and the issue of coerced debt. | December 12, 2022
  • Her Justice submitted testimony for a hearing held by the City Council’s Committee on Women and Gender Equity relating to the wide array of civil protections for survivors of domestic violence/intimate partner violence. | February 22, 2022