And just like that, she was pushed back into a compromise of keeping her kids at risk to avoid a potentially more serious and deadly consequence. This is how our court systems revictimize survivors of domestic violence, every day.
Read the full article here: Domestic Violence Survivors Deserve a Better Court Model
This article was originally published on April 10, 2016 in Seacoast Sunday, the combined Sunday edition of The Portsmouth Herald and Foster’s Daily Democrat. You can find an online version of this op-ed at SeacoastOnline.com and Fosters.com.
You can also find a version of this article on Medium.com, with supplemental links and resources I found helpful when researching this piece.