Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project

SAFETY ALERT:  Abusers can monitor your computer use by accessing your Internet history, or by use of a program that logs your every keystroke and is almost impossible for the user to notice on their computer.  If you are in danger, please use a safer computer that your abuser cannot access, or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE.   There is always a computer trail, but you can leave this site quickly.

 


 

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 Can You Go to Jail for Writing Threatening Rap Lyrics on Facebook? 

DV LEAP's Legal Director Joan Meier has written an amicus brief on one of this year's most controversial and talked about cases Elonis v. United States. To read more click here.

 


 

DV LEAP Legal Director Joan Meier was interviewed by CBS News regarding threats presented in the Elonis v. United States case. Follow the link below to listen to the entire segment. 

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/when-is-an-online-threat-illegal-and-when-is-it-free-speech/

 

 


 

 

 Strong Brew is a SUCCESS for DV LEAP!

DV LEAP's Executive Director Dawn Dalton with the representatives of the 4 breweries that took part in the event and made our "Strong  Brew" possible! Thank you Jennifer Jackson, Elizabeth Palumbo, Mari Rodela, Sarah Saa, Kristi Mathews Griner, Emily Bruno, Julie Verratti, and Shauna Barnes!

Visit the Strong Brew website at http://www.strongbrew.org/


 

 

 

 

Follow the link to read Joan's most recent article Is An Abused Child's Hearsay Admissible from the San Francisco Daily Journal. 

 


 

       

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