Family Law Society and Women's Association of Law Students host Pace Gives Back

November 1, 2019
Pace Gives Back

On October 28, the Family Law Society (FLS) and the Women’s Association of Law Students (WALS) hosted the first annual “Pace Gives Back” event. The event focused on domestic violence awareness. A panel featured local family law attorneys, a Detective from the White Plains Police Department, and County Legislator Kitley Covill. The panel also discussed how students and aspiring attorneys, can help empower victims of domestic violence. Additionally, donations of non-perishable snacks, travel sized personal amenities, and children’s items (books, DVDs and coloring activities) were collected. These items were packed into individual overnight “bolt bags” that will be provided to victims in distress that are escaping a dangerous living situation through the Pace Women’s Justice Center. Student organizer, Rebecka Palm, notes “Abuse is insidious and thrives in silence.  Knowing this, we sought to ease the path towards empowerment and independence, so that each client may find their voice.  Leaving a domestic violence relationship is a courageous, and often dangerous decision.  Our responsibility is to support, protect and give the power back to our clients.  Our message is that we hear you, we believe you, and we will fight to keep you safe.  Our community united, embraced the cause and came to action. True power comes from helping others. I am grateful and proud of our community and look forward to next year’s event.” Congratulations to all involved in this very important event.

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