Domestic Violence: One Woman’s Journey of Survival

Chautauqua County Integrated Domestic Violence Court & Jamestown City Court-Domestic Violence Part presents Domestic Violence: One Woman’s Journey of Survival, featuring Linda Dynel, author of Leaving Dorian, at the historic Cappa Theatre of the Robert H. Jackson Center on October 18, 2019 from 1:30pm-3:30pm. To attend this free program, RSVP to Shelly Little ( no later than October 11, 2019.

Linda Dynel

About Linda Dynel:

In 2013, Linda Dynel decided that it was time to pen a story that was close to her heart; the story of the day that she left her abusive husband. Leaving Dorian has been widely read by domestic violence help center coordinators and directors and is used as a training tool for staff as well as a support text with clients. Leaving Dorian has also found a home in post-secondary education. In addition to working with college students, Linda spends much of her time presenting workshops and lectures on her experience with domestic violence to agencies and groups in the community. Her first novel, Sunrise and the Seven One Six, was released in February of 2015. Ms. Dynel lives in Lockport, NY with her husband and children.

-Excerpts from Linda Dynel’s bio at


Perspective from a Survivor of Domestic Abuse, Linda Dynel

Assistance to Surviving Spouses & Children, Diana Butcher & Jackie Sasso, Salvation Army

Holding the Offender Accountable, Gregory White & Sam Yuwar, Catholic Charities

Refreshments provided by the Jamestown Bar Association