A flier for the webinar. The background is an image of a white woman in handcuffs with her head resting in her hands.

Since the 1970s, anti-violence advocates have worked to make the legal system more responsive to gender-based violence. But greater state intervention in cases of intimate partner violence, rape, sexual assault, and trafficking has led to the arrest, prosecution, conviction, and incarceration of victims, particularly women of color and trans and gender-nonconforming people. This talk will document how the criminal legal system punishes survivors of violence, beginning in the juvenile system and running through the criminal legal system, and explore why only dismantling the system will bring that punishment to an end.  

Speaker: Leigh Goodmark, Marjorie Cook Professor of Law and Co-Director, Clinical Law Program

Learning Objectives:

  • To increase the knowledge base on criminalized survivors
  • To understand the links between the criminalization of intimate partner violence and the rise in punishment of criminalized survivors
  • To understand what is meant by “abolition feminism”
  • To consider the changes necessary to prevent criminalized survivors from being punished

This training has been approved for 1.5 hours of VSP credit 

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