In the News
October 25, 2018
Chock full of resources, tips, and strategies to address coerced debt facing survivors – on multiple levels. Developed by CSAJ’s Consumer Rights Working Group.
September 24, 2020
CSAJ is looking for new members to our Board of Directors!
August 12, 2020
Update: Position Filled
Join our team as Project Coordinator!
June 16, 2020
CSAJ’s COVID-19 statement.
May 29, 2020
CSAJ’s statement on police brutality.
May 14, 2020
On April 24, 2020, CSAJ filed an amicus brief in support of a Maine Law that would allow domestic and sexual violence survivors to challenge economic abuse on their credit reports. Maine passed the law L.D. 748 in 2019, but the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA), a trade association for the credit reporting industry, challenged the law.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
June 21, 2018
Last week, the Trump Administration made two key policy changes
June 01, 2018
CSAJ is seeking to expand its Board of Directors!
April 03, 2018
Showing Up: How We See, Speak, and Disrupt Racial Inequity Facing Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
April 02, 2018
Hiring multiple fellowship positions for Summer 2018!
November 15, 2017
Reflections from CSAJ’s Erika Sussman
July 12, 2017
Details and registration here.
June 29, 2017
May 18, 2017
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April 11, 2017
April 03, 2017
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February 14, 2017
Mapping the Terrain: Towards a New Economic Advocacy Paradigm
December 21, 2016
The 2016 Impact Report highlights CSAJ’s major accomplishments of the year.
October 07, 2016
October 04, 2016
CSAJ is leading an effort to submit comments to the CFPB. Join us!
July 13, 2016
Reflections from CSAJ’s Erika Sussman.
March 07, 2016
Announcing the Legal Impact for Racial and Economic Equity Project
February 03, 2016
A settlement with the “Big Three” Credit Reporting Agencies offers relief to survivors.
December 16, 2015
CSAJ is looking for a Legal and Policy Director to lead a groundbreaking initiative.
December 01, 2015
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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.
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.
June 26, 2015
On June 25th, 2015 CSAJ hosted a webinar featuring four innovative pilot sites as they shared their work to enhance economic justice in their communities. Read more and access materials below.
May 12, 2015
CSAJ’s Erika Sussman joining the conference as a panel speaker for “One Problem, Many Solutions: Active Efforts to Confront the Maryland Access to Justice Crisis.”
May 12, 2015
“The Real Cost of Sexual Assault and Rape”
April 02, 2015
CSAJ hosted a webinar on April 1, 2015, “Survivor Centered Economic Advocacy: Expanding Our Approach to Safety”. Find the recording and links to other resources below.
March 26, 2015
Read the full comments here.
March 16, 2015
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January 29, 2015
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November 21, 2014
Read the full report:
February 21, 2014
Check out Jamie Andree’s recent article about taxes, innocent spouse regulations, and the IRS.
October 28, 2013
October 17, 2013
Read her blog post, “I see DV as the outcome of economic, social, and political inequality”
April 14, 2013
Learn about them here.
March 27, 2013
from the March 27th training.
February 05, 2013
Webinar summary and recording from the January 23, 2013 training.
February 05, 2013
Webinar summary and recording for the January 14, 2013 training featuring Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, and Bill Tamayo, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Regional Attorney.
September 12, 2012
The Consumer Rights for Domestic Violence Survivors Initiative has a line-up of exciting new web seminars for 2012 and 2013.
August 20, 2012
On October 25, 2012, the Center for Survivor Agency and Justice conducted a one-day intensive training on Consumer Rights Advocacy for Domestic Violence Survivors.
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.