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Webinar: Updated Protections for Survivors Enrolled in Safe at Home

Policy event

Date: March 14th, 2023

Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Price: Free for members and their staff; $35/Non-members

Description: Learn about new statutory SAFE at Home program logistics and the new protections offered to SAFE at Home participants, including how it will be easier to enroll and harder to be terminated from the program and how participation in Safe at Home can provide more safety enhancements and better address protection in civil court cases.

Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice is able to offer 1 MCLE credit for this webinar. This is only offered for people who attend the live event.


Amanda Jancu, Senior Attorney, Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice 

Amanda Jancu is a Senior Attorney at the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice. She has been providing legal services to low-income survivors of domestic violence for over ten years, offering both pro per assistance and representation in various family law matters including restraining orders, custody and visitation, support, divorce, parentage, and family law appeals. She has worked as a staff attorney in both shelter based and non-shelter based agencies and has engaged in both direct services and policy advocacy in order to empower and promote justice for survivors.

Minty Siu-Kootnikoff, Legal Services Director, Sojourn 

Minty Siu-Kootnikoff is the Legal Services Director at Sojourn, the second oldest domestic violence shelter in California, which serves residential and non-residential clients and their children with emergency and transitional shelter, 24 hour hotline, support groups, children’s empowerment programming, education and outreach.  As Legal Services Director, Ms. Siu-Kootnikoff provides direct representation to clients, supports education and training, and supervises the Sojourn/Women Lawyer’s Association of LA domestic violence clinic.  As a member of the City of Los Angeles’ Domestic Violence Alliance, she also co-chairs the City Alliance’s and County of Los Angeles’ Domestic Violence Council’s joint committee on legislative issues, the Los Angeles Regional Policy Committee.

Krista Colon, Senior Director of Public Policy, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence 

As the Senior Director of Public Policy for the Partnership, Krista oversees the organization’s legislative, budget, and systems change advocacy. In her ten years with the Partnership she has successfully advocated for over $100 million in new funding for domestic violence victim services and prevention and secured the passage of legislation to addressing the wide range of issues impacting survivors. Her work touches on economic justice, housing and homelessness, prevention, immigration, and alternatives to the criminal legal system. Krista also served as a mentor for the Women’s Foundation California Solis Policy Institute for seven years, supporting advocates and activists to build their skills, on behalf of their organizations, to influence public policymaking at the state level.

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