Does NY’s Legal System Provide Justice to Sexual Assault Survivors?

Justice can seem elusive for survivors when our legal system and all its players do not reflect an understanding of trauma.

Op-Ed (New York)

Lisa Rivera
New York Law Journal
April 23, 2019
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Tags: Sexual Assault

Organizations mentioned/involved: New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)


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Civil legal redress may be available to those trying to escape the dangers of sexual violence including the immigrant seeking safety from sexual violence through asylum laws,  a veteran challenging an “other than honorable” discharge related to sexual trauma experienced in the military or a worker seeking justice from a sexual assault that happened on the job.

This is why at the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) we are strengthening our efforts to provide trauma-informed legal representation.  Justice can seem elusive for survivors when our legal system and all its players do not reflect an understanding of trauma. Survivors are more likely to abandon their case because of the pain of reliving these horrible events.