Pathway to Justice

Panel Discussion

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for an informative panel discussion about Sanctuary’s Incarcerated Gender Violence Survivors Initiative, a cutting-edge program created to address the grave injustices suffered by victims of gender violence at the hands of the criminal justice system.


For more information about this event, please contact or Chanel Ellis, Manager of Special Events at 212.349.6009 x1366.

The Incarcerated Gender Violence Survivors Initiative

Formed in 2017 by Sanctuary attorneys and pro bono partners, our Incarcerated Gender Violence Survivors Initiative seeks to secure the release of gender violence survivors who have been imprisoned in New York State for crimes committed after prolonged domestic abuse, through a comprehensive approach: legislation, legal representation, training, and education. Read more about the Initiative and landmark cases here.

Moderated By

Ross Kramer, Director, Incarcerated Gender Violence Survivor Initiative, Sanctuary for Families


Nefertiti Alexander, Partner, Kasowitz Benson Torres

Jerry Fang, Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Shanice Hinckson, Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Denis McInerney, Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell

Dr. Chitra Raghavan, Professor of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Director, The Forensic Mental Health Counseling Program

Richard Rothman, Special Pro Bono Counsel, Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Binta Watkins, Staff Attorney, Kasowitz Benson Torres