Pizza & Policy in the Pit looks at domestic violence
Public Relations - Published: October 1, 2013
PizzaandPolicyinthePit235pxThe Harrisburg campus will observe October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a special “Pizza & Policy in the Pit” event.

The program on Thursday, Oct. 3 at noon featuring speaker Judith Lewis, Esq. will also celebrate the kickoff of a year-long commemoration of the federal Violence Against Women Act, enacted in 1994. Lewis has been legal director of the Barbara J. Hart Justice Center, a project of the Women’s Resource Center, since 2011. She also worked at the New York County District Attorney’s Office prosecuting a variety of matters that included misdemeanor and felony domestic violence cases.

Lewis has attended and presented at numerous trainings on domestic and sexual violence and she is a member of the Lackawanna County Coalition to End Domestic Violence, Susquehanna County Domestic Violence Awareness Collaboration, and the Criminal Justice Advisory Board. As a member of the Lackawanna County Coalition to End Domestic Violence, she helped develop the domestic violence protocol for law enforcement.

The Violence Against Women Act’s 20th anniversary is the subject of activities in each of Pennsylvania’s law schools, and at Widener’s Harrisburg campus will culminate with the Dean’s Leadership Forum on Diversity in March of 2014.

The Pizza & Policy in the Pit event is co-sponsored by the Widener Law Journal and the Widener Journal of Law, Economics and Race. As always, there will be pizza and beverages for all attendees.