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Seacoast Online March 18, 2020
Pamela Keilig, public policy specialist at the NHCADSV, said the coalition is urging governmental officials to reject the “reckless policies.”
“We cannot pretend that prison reform, especially in a time of crisis, would not have negative consequences on victims and public safety,” Keilig said. “Such actions cannot be made without careful consideration and discretion and any attempt at a blanket approach would place the countless survivors that we serve in jeopardy. Victims of domestic and sexual violence are just as vulnerable to COVID-19, and deserve protection, as well as the security in knowing they won’t be subject to further abuse, when they were promised protection and justice under the law.