Domestic Violence: A Special Report

Underfunded shelters. Unenforced restraining orders. Will cops, Congress, and the Supreme Court leave women with no safe haven?

Illustration by: <a href="http://www.danpage.net" target="new">Dan Page</a>

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No Safe Haven
In the coming months, Congress and the Supreme Court will signal whether we are advancing in our fight against domestic violence, or in retreat

The Unforgiven

Shelley Hendrickson killed her abusive husband and went to jail. Then an old friend began a campaign to free her — and 10 other women.

The Counselor

Patricia Prickett set out to beat the violence and ended up in the belly of the beast, working with the LAPD.

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Unintended Consequences: same sex marriage law and domestic violence

Domestic Violence: The Numbers
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Resources for Getting Involved

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