A Different Approach to Addressing Domestic Violence | WYPR

A Different Approach to Addressing Domestic Violence

Dec 10, 2018

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Beyond arrest and incarceration, how can we reduce violence between intimate partners? Law professor Leigh Goodmark - in her latest book “Decriminalizing Domestic Violence" - argues that relying on the criminal justice system to address violence often harms victims and does little to prevent abuse in the future.

Leigh Goodmark will discuss her book on Tuesday at 7 pm at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeeshop with members of the group FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture.

Then, the House of Ruth offers a path of 90-minutes sessions over 28 weeks, designed to teach non-violence relationship skills to perpetrators of abuse. Director of training and education Lisa Nitsch describes the Gateway Project.