OSSINING, NY — JANUARY 9, 2020 — Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester), Assemblymember Sandy Galef (D-Westchester/Putnam), Rockland’s Center For Safety & Change Executive Director Elizabeth Santiago, and advocates will gather at the Ossining Village Court to announce a new law that expands the use of specialty problem-solving courts. Advocates will explain the impact of problem-solving courts, as they specifically relate to helping victims and survivors of domestic abuse. Under the new law passed by Carlucci and Galef, domestic violence cases can be transferred from village, town, and city courts to domestic violence courts in their respective counties where a dedicated judge and staff are trained on the issues unique to domestic violence and concentrate on victim safety and offender accountability. Also under the law, other types of cases can be transferred to respective problem-solving courts like those created for drugs, veterans, and mental health.
Who: Senator David Carlucci, Assemblymember Sandy Galef, Elizabeth Santiago, Executive Director of Center for Safety & Change Elizabeth Santiago, Domestic Violence Survivor Vanessa Pahucki.
Where: Justice Court of the Town of Ossining, 86 Spring St., Ossining, NY.
When: Friday, January 10th @ 1:00 pm
SOURCE: Mary Mueller | Communications Director | NYS Senator David Carlucci