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“United We Stand”? Serving Victims With a Dual Approach  

Author:  Kimberly A.  Mackey, Esq..

Source: Volume 15, Number 01, October/November 2009 , pp.1-2(2)

Domestic Violence Report

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Many domestic violence and sexual assault service providers, and the organizations that fund them, agree that when resources—and voices— are shared, victims of interpersonal violence are better served. Yet others question whether the dual approach fails to meet the specific needs of each type of victimization and whether resources are equally distributed for each type—the concern being that the provision of services for one type of victimization, namely domestic violence, may tend to overshadow the other, namely, sexual assault. At the center of the debate is, of course, funding. This article focuses on that argument and its consequences.

Keywords: VAWA; Violence Against Women Act; VAWA Inequities

Affiliations:  1: VAWA; Violence Against Women Act; VAWA Inequities.

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