Guns and Domestic Violence


An equally critical step that Congress can take is to improve access to protective orders by increasing funding for the Legal Services Corporation.
Letter to Editor (NATIONAL)

New York Times (NYT)
December 30, 2017
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Tags: Domestic Violence


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The best remedy for survivors is often a protective order from a civil court. Access to legal help increases the likelihood that a victim will successfully obtain such an order. According to a recent report from the Institute for Policy Integrity, 83 percent of victims represented by an attorney successfully obtained a protective order, as compared with just 32 percent of victims without an attorney.