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Diversion of DV Cases Endangers Victims  

Author:  Marjory D.  Fields.

Source: Volume 15, Number 03, February/March 2010 , pp.33-36(4)

Domestic Violence Report

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Lawyers representing victims of domestic violence are often confronted with court rules or pressure to have their clients participate in court-sponsored alternative dispute resolution programs [ADR]. It may be difficult to craft arguments against court-sponsored ADR. This article presents reasons to oppose ADR in domestic violence [DV] cases.

Keywords: intimate partner violence data; declines in violence and homicide correlate with enactment of new legal remedies

Affiliations:  1: Beldock Levine & Hoffman.

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