Her Justice At Work: January 2018


Check out what we’ve been up to in this month’s newsletter!

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Advocates on Ways to Protect Women from Domestic Violence


Amy Barasch, the executive director of Her Justice, and Center for Women of New Yorker Founder Ann Jawin, join In Focus Host Cheryl Wills to talk about ways to protect women from domestic violence.

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Can A Domestic Violence Offender Own A Gun? The Reality Is Tricky


Her Justice Executive Director Amy Barasch speaks about the link between domestic violence and mass shootings.

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Reaching out to our Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) clients


Her Justice continues to work tirelessly to serve our clients in this time of uncertainty.  We believe immigrants are part of the fabric of our country, and we stand with all immigrants present in the United States, whether they are undocumented, DACAmented, or documented.

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Justice for victims of domestic violence


by Amy Barasch

Victims of partner violence almost always need things that the criminal court can’t provide, like money, housing, and a guarantee not to be separated from their children… More

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Live Legal Helpline


Her Justice live Legal Help Line

Between the hours of 10 am and 1 pm on Thursdays, our live Legal Help Line will be answered by trained staff and volunteers. All eligible clients will speak with a Her Justice attorney within 24 hours.

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Cuomo’s Proclamation Won’t Fix Our Broken Child-Support System


Her Justice Managing Policy Attorney Rachel Braunstein authored this opinion in Crain’s about the futility of “Child Support Awareness Month” when many of the issues are inherent to a broken justice system.

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Amy Barasch and Kim Susser

Court of Appeals recognizes new frontiers in parenting


On Sept. 1, 2016, the Court of Appeals rendered a decision on two cases considered together on appeal: Brooke M. and Estrellita X. These important cases have received a fair amount of understandable attention for the victory the decision represents for gay and lesbian parents.

The Court of Appeals decision should, however, be appreciated also as a decision about parenting in its myriad forms. For example, a disproportionately high number of litigated custody and visitation cases involve domestic violence. Under our current system, most abusers, who are biological parents, gain some access to children. Another common scenario is one in which a biological father, who has not had contact with his children since birth, files for custody and/or visitation immediately after being served with a petition for child support.

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Pro Pro Bono: Volunteer Lawyers Are an Essential Part of Access to Civil Justice


Her Justice Executive Director Amy Barasch writes about the importance of pro bono civil legal services and the mutual benefit they provide for clients and attorneys.

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Her Justice Statement on the Supreme Court decision in United States v. Texas


We at Her Justice join with immigrant communities throughout the United States in expressing disappointment at yesterday’s Supreme Court decision United States v. Texas.


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