The Troubled Intersection of Domestic Violence and the Justice System
Deborah Peagler experienced years of abuse by a violent boyfriend before being sentenced to life in prison for his murder. “Crime After Crime,” a Sundance Film Festival documentary, amplifies the stories of women, like Deborah, who survived domestic abuse only to be re-victimized by the U.S. judicial system. Through the voices of Deborah and her attorneys — one of whom is an Orthodox Jew channeling his values into his pro bono service — the film shines a light on how public policy, criminal law, and civil law intersect and can escalate the violence and deepen the trauma survivors of domestic violence experience.
Join Jewish Family Service, the Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence, Stroum Jewish Community Center, and organizations from across the community for an important and timely screening of “Crime After Crime.” A post-film panel will discuss how we can better understand and reform our systems to provide increased protections for survivors and reduce the compounding trauma that results from relationship-based violence.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
|6:30 p.m.||Doors Open|
|7:00 – 9:30 p.m.||Film & Discussion|
Joshua Safran, J.D.
Pro Bono Attorney
“Crime After Crime”
Tamaso Johnson, J.D.
Public Policy Director
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Katherine Beckett, Ph.D
Professor, Departments of Sociology and Law, Societies, and Justice
University of Washington
Tracee Parker, Psy.D
Justice for Families Grant Project Manager
Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence
Liz Coleclough, Ph.D, MSW
Director of Project DVORA Domestic Violence Services
Jewish Family Service
Jewish Family Service, Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence, Stroum Jewish Community Center
Congregation Beth Shalom, Herzl-Ner Tamid, Hillel at the University of Washington and Jconnect, Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and The Cardozo Society, Kavana Cooperative, Seattle Hadassah, Sephardic Bikur Holim, Temple Beth Am, Temple B’nai Torah, Temple De Hirsch Sinai