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Brighter Tomorrows Launches Women’s Re-Entry Program

Women are one of the criminal justice system’s fastest growing populations. In the past decade, the number of women incarcerated in the United States prisons grew by 25 percent. Furthermore, the rate of unsuccessful reentry for women is remarkably high due to the fact that women are often overlooked with regard to re-entry programming. To reduce this number and improve the outcomes of women involved in the criminal justice system, Brighter Tomorrows, Inc., in collaboration with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department has established a Women’s Re-Entry Program.

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New Program Allows Domestic Violence Victims to Obtain Restraining Orders in Privacy

Credit: Shaye Weaver – East Hampton Press ©2014 27east.com

When a victim of domestic violence decides to step away from her abuser, it is a bold move.

After filing a detailed petition for an order of protection, she must wait to appear before a family court judge. So much time is spent preparing, and waiting, that the risk of the abuser discovering her plans is a real threat.

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Domestic Violence Victims and Advocates Benefit from New Technologies

The Retreat and Brighter Tomorrows piloting “Domestic Violence Advocate Assisted Petition Program”

East Hampton, NY (January 22, 2014) – In what holds promise to be a “win-win-win” for victims of domestic violence, client-advocates in domestic violence service organizations, and courtroom personnel ranging from judges to clerks across Suffolk County, two major domestic violence organizations this month began trying out a new streamlined, more automated process for bringing petitions to court on behalf of victims of domestic violence seeking protections.

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