Once hidden within families, domestic abuse is at least being talked about openly now. But there is much to be done. For one thing, advocates are fighting for clemency for women serving long prison sentences for killing their abusers. That’s partly because New York State’s sentencing guidelines are pretty rigid, offering judges no discretion in handing down sentences for violent crimes. The Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act would change that. It would allow evidence and testimony about prior violent acts, and it would give judges much more flexibility in sentencing victims for crimes they may have committed relating to their abusive situations, and even allows for alternatives to incarceration. City Council member Carlina Rivera and Senior Attorney at Her Justice Laura Israel Sinrod talk about the importance of passing that law, and finding more humane ways to deal with victims of domestic violence. And they talk about the effects social media has had on domestic violence issues.