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Barriers to Leaving, Part 1

Law professor and DV survivor says there are at least 50 reasons a survivor may not be able to leave an abuser   Sarah Buel, JD, clinical professor of law at Arizona State University, has worked for more than 30 years with domestic violence survivors and their...

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How Social Stigma Silences Domestic Violence Victims

Why many domestic violence victims are reluctant to report Many domestic violence victims suffer in silence. Enduring a steady pattern of abuse and humiliation at home, they bravely attempt to present a solid exterior in public. Sometimes they pull it off; usually,...

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When Someone Else Controls the Money

A relationship with an abusive partner often devastates victims’ finances. Unfortunately, leaving such a relationship often requires money to build a new life. If you’re concerned about the way someone controls your money and resources, or those of someone you know,...

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Bought and Sold: How One Woman Survived Human Trafficking

Lee* met her trafficker when she was just 18 years old. He was 28. She told him she wanted to get into the escorting business. In her mind, it was a means to an end, with that end being staying away from the childhood home where her abusive mother and stepfather...

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6 Tips for Facing An Abuser in Court

Creating a safety plan for this instance may help alleviate fear Leaving an abusive partner is often not the last time a survivor is going to see him or her. When there are criminal charges being filed, an order of protection to be secured, a marriage that must be...

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Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

A domestic violence restraining order is a court order that helps protect people from abuse or threats of abuse from someone they have a close relationship with. You can ask for a domestic violence restraining order if: A person has abused (or threatened to abuse)...

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