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Barrier Free Justice – Victim Assistance Services

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Contact Information

Kings County District Attorney's Office

350 Jay Street

Brooklyn NY 11201

(Kings County)

(718) 250-3886 (Main Phone)

Beth Scullin

(718) 250-2338 (TTY)

Fax: (718) 250-3825

E-Mail address: scullinb@brooklynda.org

Website:  http://www.brooklynda.org/domestic%20violence/bfj.htm

Service Description

Barrier Free Justice provides a variety of services including: crime prevention, safety planning, counseling, case management, case updates and legal advocacy, skills training, assistance with housing and shelter, and Crime Victims Board reimbursement.

Research shows that women with disabilities are targeted for abuse, stay in abusive relationships longer, and are abused at higher rates than women without disabilities. To address this concern, Barrier Free Justice was launched at the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office in 2000. Considering issues specific to each woman's psychiatric, physical, or cognitive disability, this project assists with managing the barriers that arise when individuals from this community navigate the criminal justice system. A network of involved social workers, case managers, and attorneys provide guidance, support, and concrete services to facilitate the victims' steps toward safety.

Program Information

Area served:
Kings County, New York

Types of Service(s) Offered

Crisis/Crime Victim Services, Information and Support, Training
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