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Remla Parthasarathy

Project Leader - Crime Victims Legal Network Project

Telesca Center for Justice
One West Main Street, Suite 200
Rochester, NY  14614

p: 518-944-6497 f: (585) 454-2518

rparthasarathy@empirejustice.org


Remla Parthasarathy is the Project Leader of a new federally-funded partnership between the New York State Office of Victim Services, the Empire Justice Center, Pro Bono Net, and the Center for Human Services Research at the State University of New York at Albany. The project involves the development of a comprehensive legal assistance network to address the civil legal needs of crime victims in New York State (outside New York City).

Since graduating from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School in 1994, Remla has worked in a variety of capacities primarily in the field of intimate partner violence. She served as an attorney representing domestic violence victims in Family Court, a systems advocate for a domestic violence shelter and county-wide coalition, a coordinator of a misdemeanor domestic violence court, a coordinator of a safe-home network, and a Domestic Violence in the Workplace Educator. Prior to joining Empire Justice, Remla worked for ten years as the Clinical Instructor for the Women, Children, and Social Justice Clinic at the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. There, she supervised and taught students placed in agencies that work in the areas of intimate partner violence, elder abuse, child abuse, and human trafficking, and provided assistance to coalitions and task forces in the Western New York area to enhance their communities’ response to intimate partner violence. She also teaches as an adjunct professor, most recently in the Social Work Department at Niagara University, and works as a consultant and trainer.   


Remla has presented workshops at several national and state-wide conferences. She has served on the Board of Directors of the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the International Institute of Buffalo, the YWCA of Western New York, and the Erie County Coalition Against Family Violence. She is a recipient of the Sr. Karen Klimczack Peace and Justice Award from the Erie County Coalition Against Family Violence, and the Trailblazer Award from the SUNY Buffalo Law School Students of Color Committee.   

Practice Area(s):
Civil Rights