Survey Regarding Policing and Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Available

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Survey Regarding Policing and
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault


Dear Colleagues:
We have an opportunity to impact the national conversation about policing of domestic violence and sexual assault and we need your input.
Vice President Joe Biden recently announced that the White House will convene a June summit, with potentially more to follow, to discuss the progress and ongoing challenges to preventing and responding to domestic violence and sexual assault. One of several key issues that we hope will be addressed is police conduct and police response to domestic violence and sexual assault.
Below is a link to a survey regarding policing and domestic violence /sexual assault that is being distributed nation-wide to a diversity of organizations who work directly with survivors or who do related policy work. In order to have a fuller picture of how police-community relations impact the policing of domestic violence/sexual assault, we also want to cast a wider net to hear from a variety of justice organizations including worker rights, immigration, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, etc. To that end, we invite you to share this survey widely.
We expect to compile the responses in summary form for consideration at the June summit and to produce a longer report later in the summer. We only have a short time to collect your input so please respond by May 15, 2015.
Please include stories and specific examples. We find specific examples to be particularly powerful tools to illustrate these issues.
We may do a second survey to address other critical issues. We ask for your suggestions for more survey topics.
Any questions related to this research should be addressed to Vivian Huelgo at the American Bar Association.
Thank you! Your time and information are greatly appreciated.
Sincerely,

Vivian Huelgo, Chief Counsel, ABA Commission on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Rebecca Henry, Dep. Chief Counsel, ABA Commission on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Donna Coker, Professor, University of Miami Law
Julie Goldscheid, Professor, CUNY Law School
Tara Neal, LLM Candidate, University of Miami Law
Sandra Park, ACLU Senior Attorney

Sandra Park
Senior Staff Attorney, Women’s Rights Project
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad St. 18th Fl., New York, NY 10004
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