We must give domestic violence survivors the legal aid they need

Op-Ed (New Hampshire)

We must give domestic violence survivors the legal aid they need

February 10, 2019 | Erin Jasina | Concord Monitor (NH)
The root causes of domestic violence are complex, and there is no single policy or program that can prevent it. But there is one critical step our state can take to improve the lives of survivors: We can ensure they have access to legal help, regardless of their ability to pay.
Tags: Domestic Violence

Fighting Back: ‘I had to get out or I wasn’t going to be alive for my kids’

Feature (New Hampshire)

Fighting Back: ‘I had to get out or I wasn’t going to be alive for my kids’

February 4, 2019 | Alyssa M. Dandrea | Concord Monitor (NH)
While the criminal justice system aims to provide safeguards and accountability, the majority of domestic violence incidents are never reported to police. Of the cases that do result in an arrest, more than half are dismissed in the courts.
Tags: Domestic Violence

Advocates say SFPD unlawfully keeps domestic violence survivors waiting for police reports

News Story (California)

Advocates say SFPD unlawfully keeps domestic violence survivors waiting for police reports

December 17, 2018 | Michael Barba | San Francisco Examiner
Victim advocates have threatened to sue the San Francisco Police Department for repeatedly flouting a nearly two-decade-old state law requiring the speedy release of police reports to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.
Tags: Domestic Violence | Sexual Assault