In the News

Intern Blog Post. Deja Vu: The 2020 Supreme Court Case on Abortion Access

December 30, 2019

Abortion is a constitutional right. But unfortunately, it comes with an asterisk. CSAJ Fall 2019 intern, Rachel Levy, broke down this term’s Supreme Court abortion access case and how the decision has a huge impact on survivors of of intimate partner violence and those without ample financial resources.

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CSAJ Opposes Predatory Lending Proposed Rule

May 17, 2019

On May 15, 2019, CSAJ filed federal comments opposing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) proposal to undo protections related to predatory lending that it adopted in 2017. The core principle of CFPB’s 2017 rule required lenders to ensure that a loan is affordable via an ability-to-repay standard so that a survivor would not have to re-borrow high interest loans or default on other expenses. CFPB is now proposing to undo those protections.

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NEW Project! Access to Justice for Survivors

February 22, 2019

For more than a decade, the Center for Survivor Agency and Justice (CSAJ) has worked to address the link between economic security and safety for survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault. We’re thrilled to announce we are taking this work to a new level by launching the Access to Justice for Survivors Project, supported by the Office on Violence Against Women, DOJ.

The Access to Justice for Survivors Project (Access Project) will fill gaps in low-income survivors’ ability to access systems by working with non-lawyer legal advocates to address the costs of domestic violence (DV) and sexual assault (SA) and remove the systemic economic barriers and inequities that impede survivors’ access to economic justice and physical safety.

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Press Release: Financial Security of Survivors Jeopardized After Proposed Title IX Rule Change

February 15, 2019

CSAJ published a press release about its federal comment submitted on January 30, 2019. “The point of Title IX is to increase access to a safe and enriching education, and its benefits,” says CSAJ in its comment. “By denying a role in addressing sexual harassment and assault and by ignoring the real costs, the Department undermines this purpose and will perpetuate enduring negative effects of violence.”

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CSAJ Files Title IX Federal Comments

February 06, 2019

On January 30, 2019, CSAJ joined thousands of survivors and advocates in opposing new Title IX regulations that would make reporting, investigating, and adjudicating claims of harassment and assault in educational institutions more difficult.

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New REEP Report!

April 03, 2018

Showing Up: How We See, Speak, and Disrupt Racial Inequity Facing Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

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CSAJ is Hiring!

December 16, 2015

CSAJ is looking for a Legal and Policy Director to lead a groundbreaking initiative.

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CSAJ Webinar Series on Credit

October 08, 2015

CSAJ hosted a two-part webinar series on credit and the impact on survivors: credit reporting & repair and the impact of credit checks on employment opportunities.

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Join CSAJ’s Webinar Series on Credit

August 18, 2015

Join CSAJ on September 10th and October 8th for a two-part series with expert faculty to discuss how credit impacts survivors’ physical safety, economic security, and economic opportunities, with a focus on individual as well as systems-level advocacy strategies.

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CRDVSI Training Schedule

September 12, 2012

The Consumer Rights for Domestic Violence Survivors Initiative has a line-up of exciting new web seminars for 2012 and 2013.

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CRDVSI Expert Advisor Presents at Economic Justice Summit

August 11, 2012

On June 15th, 2012, Laura Russell, Expert Adviser to CSAJ and Supervising Attorney at the Legal Aid Society in New York City, presented at the Texas Council on Family Violence’s 2012 Economic Justice Summit on behalf of the Consumer Rights for Domestic Violence Survivors Initiative.

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