Survivor-Defendants in the Criminal Justice System

Survivor-Defendants in the Criminal Justice System

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Learn how YWCA partnered with the King County Prosecutors Office to meet the needs of survivor-defendants, victims of abuse charged with a DV crime.
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At YWCA, we know that not all violence is acknowledged or responded to equally, and that some victims go unrecognized altogether. That’s why we work every day to end gender-based violence, including domestic violence, trafficking, and sexual assault.

Join YWCA to learn about a unique partnership with the King County Prosecutors Office that better supports survivors-defendants, victims of abuse who are accused of committing domestic violence related crimes.

This event is part of YWCA's "Week Without Violence: Black, Bold & Brave," from October 18 - 24. 

Featured presenters include:

  • Doris O'Neal, Director of GBVSS (YWCA)
  • David Martin, Senior Deputy Prosecutor (King County)

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An op-ed co-authored by YWCA's Doris O'Neal argues over-reliance on police, courts, and jails hasn’t solved domestic violence nor created safe communities. Survivors deserve more options for safety, justice, and preventing future violence.

How to be an Ally to Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

October 20, 2020 Blog Post
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and at YWCA we’re shining a light on gender-based violence all month, including during YWCA’s Week Without Violence (10/18-10/24). Today we’re focusing on how we can all better support survivors of domestic, intimate partner, and gender-based violence.
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Wed, 10/14/2020 - 18:41
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