Steps Towards Safety: Improving Systemic and Community Responses for Families Experiencing Domestic Violence

Steps Toward Safety CoverThis report speaks to the pioneering programs inspired by a growing appreciation of the pervasiveness  danger and consequences of domestic violence for women and their children. It provides a portrait of a quiet crisis brewing in the 1980s and 1990s as well as discussions among stakeholders, increasingly robust research, templates from new programs, and dissemination of information that has contributed to a new framework for aiding abused families.

Now it is time to mine the lessons arising from these efforts, consider the practices and policies, and identify their implications for the future.

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