Increase in domestic violence feared during virus lockdown

News Story (Pennsylvania)

Ina Fried
April 2, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Domestic Violence

Organizations mentioned/involved: Philadelphia Legal Assistance


Experts are convinced we are on the precipice of a domestic violence crisis fueled by anxiety, stay-at-home rules and economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  Journalist Ina Fried of Axios interviewed Susan Pearlstein, of Philadelphia Legal Assistance, and several other domestic violence experts for insight into why victims may be at increased risk during the  pandemic, and some of the resources available to help.