Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams joined domestic violence survivors and elected officials such as Assembly members Amy Paulin and Jamie Williams and Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, chair of the Committee on Women’s Issues, held a candlelight empowerment rally on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall. Commemorating the anniversary of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, a landmark piece of federal legislation that improved criminal justice responses to domestic violence and allowed survivors to better access social services, they unveiled a legislative package with reforms to help strengthen affected families. Adams, himself personally affected by domestic violence, discussed the importance of new action while sharing the stories of inspiring local survivors.