Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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University Club of Albany 
141 Washington Ave.
Albany 12210

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New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence 

About WJP

Women & Justice Project (WJP), a project of Tides, advances the leadership and builds the power of women directly impacted by incarceration to transform the criminal justice system. WJP’s guiding principle is that girls and women most directly impacted by the criminal justice system have the right to be and should be leaders in efforts to transform that system and the conditions thatdrive that system. WJP believes we must shift from a society that uses incarceration as a response to social and economic issues, criminalizes and dehumanizes people of color and people from low-income communities, and prioritizes punishment, to one that addresses root causes of incarceration, values each person’s inherent dignity and right to reach her full potential, and addresses harm through a transformative approach that promotes healing, accountability and repair. Through advocacy, organizing, culture change work and facilitating the leadership of directly impacted women, WJP aims to catalyze our collective ability to transform our criminal justice system and create ajust and loving world for women and all people.

Best Practices for Working with DV
Criminalized Survivors, Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Survivors

NYSCADV, in collaboration with the Women and Justice Project (WJP) and STEPS to End Family Violence - Rising Ground, is pleased to present Best Practices for Working with DV Criminalized Survivors, Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Survivors. 

Topics to be covered include:

  • The intersections of domestic violence and the criminal legal system;
  • Criminalized survivors and their journey through the criminal legal system;
  • Best practices for serving incarcerated and formerly incarcerated survivors as well as those under community supervision;
  • Supporting DV survivors after incarceration; and,
  • The impact of the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act on DV criminalized survivors and those currently incarcerated and how it can be applied.


Domestic violence programs advocates, staff & volunteers, crime victims advocates.


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Registraion

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Morning Program

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Afternoon Progrm

4:00 PM Wrap Up


Kim Dadou Brown is an Associate at the Women & Justice Project. Kim identifies as a domestic violence survivor who served 17 years in prison for defending herself from her abuser. During the eleven years she’s been home, Kim has spoken publicly to a wide variety of audiences about the intersection of trauma and women’s incarceration. She has also testified in the New York State Senate and has extensive lobbying experience in Albany. Kim was a leader in the successful campaign to pass the 2019 Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act which allows judges to sentence DV survivors convicted ofcrimes directly related to the abuse they suffered to shorter prison terms and allows incarcerated DV survivors to apply to the courts for resentencing. Kim’s story and advocacy efforts have been featured various media, including New York 1, New York NOW, Legislative Gazette, Huffington Post, Albany Times Union, North Country Public Radio, Gannett, and the New York Law Journal. Kim has also appeared as a guest expert on the Melissa Harris-Perry show. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Mercy College.

Keila Pulinario is a Fellow with the Women & Justice Project. Keila identifies as a criminal justice reform advocate who uses her personal experience as a survivor of violence and long-term incarceration to inform her work. She has presented on issues of gender-specific prison conditions, solitary confinement, and reentry for a wide range of audiences and venues, including Columbia University, Union Theological Seminary, New York Law School, Cardozo Law School, CUNY Law School, and SUNY Purchase, and hasbeen featured in various media including Buzz Feed and The Village Voice. Since returning home after 20 years of incarceration, Keila has divided her time between her double passions of culinary arts and activism. She is the founder and owner of Chi-Chi’s Kitchen, a catering company that primarily serves organizations in the social justice movement. Keila is featured in the documentary film, What I Want My Words to Do to You, about Eve Ensler’s writing workshop at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, New York’s maximum-security prison for women, and Sara Bennett’s “Life after Life in Prison” photography series.


More to follow.



Food and drink will NOT be provided during this training. Please tend to your food and drink needs before arriving and bring along any snacks you prefer. Participants will have a one hour break for lunch.  There are a number of easily accessible lunch options nearby.


Parking Garages -There are three parking garages within a 5 minute walk of the club:

Maiden Lane of Albany, Inc.
111 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12210
518-434-383230 Mins $2.00; Early Bird $12.00; Max $25.00
Mon-Fri 7:00am -8:00pm

Washington Avenue Garage
194 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12210
Day $14.00

One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12210
Day $25

Street Parking
Metered parking Monday through Friday from 8am -6pm. The meters on Dove Street (adjacent to the club) take quartersand creditand debitcards. There are also multi-space meters on Elk Street (behind the club) and on Washington Avenue (in front of the club). The multi-space meters accept credit and debit card payments using Visa, MasterCard and Discover, in addition to quarters. You may pay for up to 10 hours.


In the event, this training reaches it's maximum capacity, registration will be prioritized in the following order: 

  • 2019 NYSCADV Member Program staff & volunteers
  • Date and time of registration

If your organization has not yet applied for 2019 NYSCADV Membership, you can do so using this link to our Membership Description page.

If you are unsure of your organization's membership status with NYSCADV, please email Jennifer Clark at jclark@nyscadv.org.