Film and Panel: Crime After Crime
Deborah Peagler experienced years of abuse by a violent boyfriend before being sentenced to life in prison for his murder. CRIME AFTER CRIME, a Sundance Film Festival documentary, amplifies the stories of women, like Deborah, who survived domestic abuse only to be re-victimized by the U.S. judicial system. Through the voices of Deborah and her attorneys — one of whom is an Orthodox Jew channeling his values into his pro-bono service — the film shines a light on how public policy, criminal law, and civil law intersect and can escalate the violence and deepen the trauma survivors of domestic violence experience. Join Jewish Family Service of Seattle, the Coalition Ending Gender Based Violence, and organizations from across the community for an important and timely screening of CRIME AFTER CRIME. A post-film panel will discuss how we can better understand and reform our systems to provide increased protections for survivors and reduce the compounding trauma that results from relationship-based violence.