The Shalom Task Force is proud to announce that we have retained the services of Kim Susser, Esq. as Consultant and Managing Director of Sarah’s Voice, the Legal Project of STF. Ms. Susser’s expertise will ensure a smooth transition as we strengthen and grow Sarah’s Voice to a fully independent Legal Project. Ms. Susser is considered an expert in domestic violence throughout New York State and has more than 25 years of non-profit managerial, educational, and legal experience. As the Former Director of the Matrimonial & Family Law Unit at the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), a leading New York City non-profit legal services program, she created Project Eden, a forerunner in providing culturally specific legal services to the Orthodox Jewish community and raising awareness of domestic abuse in that community. “I am excited and honored to be able to use my skills, knowledge, and passion to grow Sarah’s Voice and expand access to high quality legal representation for victims of abuse in the Orthodox population,” said Susser. Ms. Susser will provide strategic planning and direct supervision as we work to expand Sarah’s Voice to reach more people with additional services. Sarah’s Voice represents Orthodox Jewish victims of domestic abuse with a multi-disciplinary approach to confronting domestic abuse in the Orthodox community.

We would like to take the opportunity to publicly thank Brooklyn Legal Services for ten years of collaboration, providing the foundation for Sarah’s Voice to thrive on its own.

Legal services are confidential and provided free of charge without regard to race, gender, age, or sexual orientation.

Sarah’s Voice is now offering email and text options for victims to safely reach out during the COVID-19 pandemic. Callers can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call/text 347-592-2124. The caller will be connected to a trained victim-advocate. The advocate cannot provide legal advice but can answer basic questions, complete safety planning, and schedule a safe time for you to speak with an attorney. A victim-advocate is available to respond within 24 hours during business hours, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Sarah’s Voice services are based on New York State law and resources and are free of charge.