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Supporting Survivors: The Economic Benefits of Providing Civil Legal Assistance to Survivors of Domestic Violence

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Published Date
July, 2015

This report focuses on assessing the economic benefits of providing civil legal assistance to domestic violence victims by examining the underlying transaction between an attorney and her client. What are the social costs when a victim of domestic abuse cannot afford legal assistance and lacks access to free or subsidized assistance? Might greater subsidies for civil legal assistance be cost-benefit justified?