Joint Letter of Support: Pass Legislation to Protect Crime and Domestic Violence Victims!

Empire Justice June 01, 2015

In New York State, and nationwide, no victim of domestic violence or other person threatened with a crime should be afraid to access police or emergency assistance because doing so may jeopardize their housing.  The below-listed organizations jointly express our strong support of A.1322 Lavine/S.4955 Robach, which protects the rights of victims of crime to seek police and emergency aid.  This legislation is necessary to ensure that New Yorkers can call for help, avoid homelessness and housing instability caused by the unjust application of nuisance ordinances, and to prevent further acts of violence and abuse against victims of domestic violence and other crimes.

CLICK HERE to read the full letter, signed by 74 organizations around New York State.