Today is National #PurpleThursday and LSVI reminds our community that we are committed to providing equal access to justice and doing our part to support victims of domestic violence. We BELIEVE you! The #1Thing that will end domestic violence is our collective power. If you or someone you know needs help please call our office: St.Croix – 340-718-2626 | St.Thomas/St.John – 340-774-6720 #LSVI #DVAM2021
It takes a village, if we are to end domestic violence in our community we need the support of every man, woman, and child. Let’s all come together and work as one so we can all say #NOMORE to Domestic Violence. #DVAM2020 #DVSAC #WCSTX #LSVI
Domestic violence was already an epidemic before COVID-19, but the health crisis has caused a tremendous spike in incidents of abuse. Even as lockdown restrictions are lifted, the abuse will not simply end. It remains a critical time for survivors, and greater awareness, education, and bystander intervention are desperately needed. This October, join us in activating bystanders and sharing information that can help those who are experiencing violence during this unprecedented time.
We are very proud to share that Casey Payton who is the Supervising Attorney out of our St.Thomas office was one of the co-authors of the informative article highlighting Language Justice featured on the American Bar Association’s Disaster Legal Services website.
“Language justice is an evolving framework based on the notion of respecting every individual’s fundamental language rights—to be able to communicate, understand, and be understood in the language in which they prefer and feel most articulate and powerful.
Language justice is more important than ever during this pandemic as those who primarily use non-dominant languages have historically faced challenges in seeking access to basic amenities, legal remedies, and supportive services.”
Attorney Payton will be the moderator of the upcoming Language Justice During COVID-19 webinar on Wednesday, June 3rd at 1:00 p.m. Click here to read the full article here and to register for the webinar.