Perspectives on the Violence Against Women Act and Policy Implications

For more perspectives on the Violence Against Women Act, the policies it encourages and how it impacts victims see this article in Time Magazine.

What’s Wrong With the Violence Against Women Act – Time Magazine

The article discusses how mandatory arrest policies have impacted reporting of domestic violence and whether this helps reduce domestic violence, increases risk, and impacts some communities differently than others, as well as presenting opinions that less funding should be spent on law enforcement, and more on programs that provide safety and other options to victims aside from pressing criminal charges.