Today, in this special presentation, survivors of domestic violence on St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands gather at the Family Resource Center to bring awareness to the issues and to offer encouragement to others. Their names have been changed and their pictures have been withheld to protect their identity.
The guide is intended to raise awareness among victims and survivors of domestic violence about the laws that protect them. Attorney General Schneiderman’s user-friendly purple pamphlet, the awareness campaign’s theme color, highlights some of the legal protections and services available to victims of domestic violence -- particularly in the areas of housing and employment – under New York law and the 1994 federal Violence Against Women Act, a major milestone in our nation’s efforts to prevent violence against women and other victims of domestic violence.New York State's Attorney General Eric T. Schneidermani issues “Victims Of Domestic Violence: Know Your Rights!” Brochure And Support, Domestic Violence Awareness Month Begins. A. G. Schneiderman issued Victims of Domestic Violence: Know Your Rights!” brochure. Click on link above to download your free brochure.
If you reside in and around the Virgin Islands, contact the Family Resource Center at:
To learn more another survivor who turned her lemons into lemonade, visit Chatiela Underwood's site: