• Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence
  • Runaway & Homeless Youth Toolkit
  • Prevent Intimate Partner Violence
  • Violence Against Women Resource Library
  • Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Project
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence


 Create an account to save and access your bookmarked materials anytime, anywhere.

  create account  |   login

An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

WEBINAR: Not Neutral: The Impact of Mandatory Reporting on Domestic Violence Survivors

General Material
NRCDV Publications
Training Tools
Published Date
February, 2021

As increasing light is shed on the limitations of criminal legal responses to domestic violence, calls for community-based solutions that do not involve the criminal legal system are growing louder. Mandatory reporting laws pose a significant challenge in making this shift, however, by connecting many informal and formal domestic violence supports to criminal and legal institutions.

This Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month (TDVAM) webinar explores the impact of mandatory reporting on domestic violence survivors, highlighting unique impacts for LGBTQ young people. Presenters share findings from a 2016 survey that examined how mandatory reporting affects the help-seeking of domestic violence survivors. Presenters also identify practical strategies advocates can use to decrease negative consequences of reporting and increase survivor safety and self-determination.

Associated Files
Attachment Size
Webinar Slides 1.32 MB
Public Chat 208.4 KB
Closed Captions 126.98 KB