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A Different Approach to Addressing Domestic Violence

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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.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.