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Domestic Violence: Policy & Systems Advocacy

The actions of governmental bodies - their laws, practices, regulatory measures, and funding priorities - profoundly affect how women and their families experience life and freedom from domestic violence. This area provides information and tools to assist in the critical thinking and critical action of individuals and their collective(s) working to end domestic violence through public policy and systems change.

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Revised April 1999
An examination of the research on the overlap between child abuse and woman battering. The author explores the dynamics of overlapping violence and discusses the limitations of the research on this topic.
Authors: Jeffrey L. Edleson
August 1998
This document highlights some of the legal and cultural trends surrounding custody and visitation decisions and identifies a strong need to consider more carefully the dynamics of domestic violence in these decisions.
Authors: Daniel G. Saunders