Coercive Control

Coercive Control

Download the Winter issue of the journal of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists to read the article, Coercive Contol...
Domestic Violence During a Pandemic

Domestic Violence During a Pandemic

There has been speculation that during the COVID-19 pandemic domestic violence has increased. There are some preliminary research statistics, however, we can’t know exactly how this pandemic has impacted victims of domestic violence. A report from No More indicated...
Is it Safe to Walk Home?

Is it Safe to Walk Home?

The murder of Sarah Everard brings up an issue of women’s safety: simply walking home. For those who don’t know Sarah Everard, she was a 33-year-old marketing executive who was walking home from a friend’s house on March 3rd. The walk is approximately 50 minutes. She...
Batterers and Batterer Intervention Programs

Batterers and Batterer Intervention Programs

Much research is devoted to adult victims and children of abuse.  Such research is necessary so we can decide where to focus funding and programs.  However, issues are not resolved simply by looking at one side of an issue.  It is important to consider the toll abuse...
The Economics of Abuse

The Economics of Abuse

Economics is seldom thought of when talking about domestic violence.  However, economics not only affects the victim of violence but also the economy of the neighborhood, community, and nation, especially considering that “23.6% of women and 11.5% of men reported at...
Stalking – The Unspoken Threat to Victims

Stalking – The Unspoken Threat to Victims

It is estimated that over 85% of victims of abuse experience some form of stalking. The issue of stalking varies from state to state based on definition, but the most accepted definition (from the U.S. Department of Justice) defines stalking as “engaging in a course...
Victims with Disabilities and Domestic Abuse

Victims with Disabilities and Domestic Abuse

An often overlooked and underrepresented population among domestic abuse victims are those with disabilities. Services are limited or non-existent and many facilities are non-ADA compliant. This means that victims seeking safety will stay longer in abusive...
Intimate Partner Violence and the LGBTQ+ Community

Intimate Partner Violence and the LGBTQ+ Community

FACTS AND STATS143.8% of lesbian women and 61.1% of bisexual women have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime, as opposed to 35% of heterosexual women. 26% of gay men and 37.3% of bisexual men have...
Latinas and Domestic Abuse

Latinas and Domestic Abuse

It is common knowledge that domestic violence is an underreported crime. But for communities of color, this underreporting can be prevalent for a variety of reasons: In the last U.S. Census (2010), the Hispanic population grew by 43% and accounts for 16% of the...