What You May Have Missed in February
Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Throughout February, we recognized Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month to call attention to the prevalence of teen dating violence in our society and to share resources and educational materials on how to reduce and prevent it.
Find our full suite of NJEP Teen Dating Abuse and Violence materials here.
Safe Leave for All
On February 3rd, Jennifer Becker, LM's Legal Director, and Kiersten Stewart, Futures Without Violence's Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, had their Op-Ed published in Ms. Magazine advocating for safe leave—leave for a worker subjected to sexual or domestic violence to seek a restraining order, relocate to safety or take other protective measures or help a close family member do so—to be passed at the federal and state level.
Matters Podcast on the Hague Convention
On February 9th, Lynn Hecht Schafran, Legal Momentum's SVP and Director of the National Judicial Education Program, was a guest on Neeta Misra's Matters podcast to discuss the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the recent Golan v. Saada case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. Listen to the episode here.
Closing the Boyfriend Loophole
On February 10th, LM was proud to support the introduction of the bipartisan Strengthening Protections for Domestic Violence and Stalking Survivors Act of 2023. The legislation would protect survivors of dating violence and stalking by closing loopholes that allow abusers and stalkers access to guns and Legal Momentum urges its swift passage.
Read Representative Debbie Dingell's (D-MI) press release, featuring a quote from our Legal Director, Jennifer Becker, here.
We are Hiring!
Legal Momentum is hiring a Worker Empowerment Fellow (Part-time) to lead our new Worker Empowerment Collaborative in New York. Find the job description, and more about the Collaborative here, and please share with anyone in your network who might be interested!