SOAR for Justice

SOAR for Justice

Amplifying the Voices of Survivors

Mission

SOAR for Justice ("Survivors of Abuse Rising for Justice") is committed to:


1) Educating the public about the dangers of domestic violence and the need for law reform;


2) Providing a wide platform to amplify the voices of survivors; and


3) Financially helping law students through the SOAR for Justice Scholarship.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a time to recognize survivors and amplify their voices.


Although domestic violence is often seen as physical abuse, it includes various forms of coercive control designed to secure and expand a perpetrator’s privilege by depriving the victim’s basic human rights and liberties. 


In order to shed light on this important  issue, we invite you to watch a video featuring experts on the topic. 

PRESENTED BY:


SOAR FOR JUSTICE


WAYLAND HUMAN RIGHTS, DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION COMMITTEE


SUDBURY, WAYLAND, LINCOLN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

ROUND-TABLE


LAUREN DUNNE ASTLEY MEMORIAL FUND


WAYLAND FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY


Domestic Violence as a Human 

Rights Issue


W A T C H 


V I D E O




SPEAKERS:


DOVIE KING

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SOAR FOR JUSTICE


DARREN KEW

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, UMASS BOSTON (MODERATOR)


STEPHANIE HOWARD

LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, CHILDREN'S CHARTER


MEI-LING ELLERMAN

RESEARCH FELLOW, BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY







Founder & Executive Director

Dovie King

Dovie King

Founder & Executive Director

DOVIE KING, ESQ.


"Dovie  King is a powerful and articulate leader who gives voice to the needs and experiences of abused women. Her work is more critical than ever in our times, as domestic violence perpetrators have become increasingly successful in using the legal system as a key weapon of their abuse. Abused women are tragically often left defenseless in the legal system, to the great detriment of their safety and their children's safety. We are lucky to have people like Dovie whose charisma and determination have the potential to turn this crisis around."


--LUNDY BANCROFT

Bestselling Author and Consultant 

on Domestic Abuse






Valentina's Story

Financial  abuse is a form of domestic violence. Perpetrators may restrict the victim's access to money, burden her with debt, ruin her credit or sabotage her employment to keep her in a controlled and dependent state. Valentina's story illustrates the far reaching implications of financial abuse and how SOAR for Justice is making a difference in changing lives.