The Incarcerated Gender Violence Survivors Initiative works with pro bono attorneys to provide direct representation to incarcerated survivors of gender-based violence. IGVSI assists survivors with complex legal matters, including:
Sentencing or resentencing under New York’s Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (DVSJA)
Criminal defense representation and appeals
After months of intensive work in partnership with Sanctuary for Families, Davis Polk successfully secured the release of Chloe — a domestic violence and human trafficking survivor — under New York’s Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act . . .
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP achieved a ground-breaking appellate victory for their pro bono client Nicole Addimando, a survivor of domestic violence who had been sentenced to 19 years to life in prison . . .
S&C client Tanisha Davis, a survivor of severe domestic violence, became one of the first women released from prison under the landmark Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (DVSJA) . . .
A team of attorneys from Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and Fincap Law helped secure the release of their incarcerated pro bono client Marie — a survivor of severe domestic abuse who was convicted of second-degree murder . . .