On Monday, April 11, NYU McSilver Chief Operating Officer Rose Pierre-Louis moderated a panel on intimate partner violence at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. The panel was part of “Intimate Partner Violence: Art, Education, and Advocacy,” a multi-part symposium hosted by Remember the Women Institute and the Human Rights Program at Roosevelt House, presented with the co-sponsors Pace Women’s Justice Center and the Consulate General of Israel in New York.
The panel — Combatting Intimate Partner Violence — featured Judge Judy Harris Kluger; Executive Director, Sanctuary for Families; Nechama Bakst, Senior Director of Family Violence Services, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty; Dr. Alana Morgan Ramjit, Computing Innovation Fellow, Clinic to End Tech Abuse (CETA) at Cornell Tech; and Bea Hanson, Senior Advisor, New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-based Violence.
“One in four women are physically abused by intimate partners, and one in seven men,” said Hanson. “Here in New York City…there’s approximately 200,000 domestic incidence responses by NYPD every year. About half of them are intimate partner violence and the other half are family violence cases…about 80 percent of survivors nationally don’t go anywhere for services.”
Listen to the panelists discuss the safety net of services that are available and how service providers are trying to connect with survivors, in the above video. Also find a complete list of speakers and their biographies.