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Legal help/protection can help in fighting domestic abuse

Thankfully, the U.S. seems to be trending in the right direction when it comes to domestic violence. The country has seen a pretty big drop in domestic violence over the past couple of decades; non-fatal domestic violence incidents have fallen 63 percent in America since 1994, according to federal data.

Of course, even with this drop, there is still much room for improvement in this area; there are still far too many individuals who end up being subjected to abuse by a loved one. Thus, one hopes that the drop in domestic violence in the U.S. will continue and become even sharper in upcoming years. 

What do you think are the things that help the most in the battle against domestic violence?

A recent Huffington Post article outlined some of the interventions that research/evidence points to as being helpful in lowering domestic violence. There were a wide range of different types of interventions the article discussed.

Among the interventions mentioned in the article were interventions involving legal protection and help. Specifically, the article mentioned that research/evidence indicates that, when it comes to reducing the likelihood that domestic violence victims will be subjected to further abuse, both protective orders and legal advocacy/representation can be of help.

As this underscores, getting the right legal protections and legal help can be quite important for a person following being subjected to domestic abuse. Domestic abuse lawyers can assist domestic violence victims with finding the right legal protections and legal services for them given the specifics of their situation. 

Source: The Huffington Post, "Domestic Violence Awareness Is at All Time High: What Next?," Ariel Zwang, May 22, 2015

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