When Sheltering at Home Isn’t Safe
The conditions created by the current global pandemic including increased family time at home, isolation from friends and family, emotional and financial stressors, reduced access to courts and other service providers are the very conditions that allow domestic violence to thrive.
-Why the dynamics of intimate partner violence can make this crisis especially harmful or dangerous for some victims
-Statewide overview of existing support systems and new resources
-Tips for more safely communicating and safety planning with victim clients during quarantine
-Challenges accessing civil legal relief that may support and assist clients experiencing abuse
Hon. Andrew Crecca – Matrimonial Parts of the Tenth Judicial District
Ellen Schell, Esq – New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
Cynthia Carroll Nolan, Esq. – Legal Aid Society of Rochester
Jennifer DeCarli, Esq. LMSW – NYC Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence
Bryn Lovejoy-Grinnell, Esq. – Vera House Inc.
Amy Schwartz-Wallace, Esq. – Empire Justice Center
- May 6, 2020
- Online On-Demand
- 1hr 15min