Impact of Domestic Violence on the Community
This section provides resources on the impact domestic violence has on the community, including State and local examples.
Activist Dialogues: How Domestic Violence and Child Welfare Systems Impact Women of Color and Their Communities (PDF - 276 KB)
Family Violence Prevention Fund (2005)
Explores how to improve services to battered women and their children and addresses ways to prevent these families from becoming involved in the child welfare system.
Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (2003)
Explores the economic consequences of domestic violence.
Depression, Substance Abuse, and Domestic Violence: Little is Known About Co-Occurrence and Combined Effects on Low-Income Families (PDF - 107 KB)
National Center for Children in Poverty (2004)
Discusses the societal impact of the co-occurrence of depression, substance abuse, and domestic violence.
The Economic Dimensions of Interpersonal Violence (PDF - 398 KB)
World Health Organization (2004)
Highlights the economic costs of the consequences of interpersonal violence and reviews evidence on the cost-effectiveness of prevention programs.
Intimate Partner Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities: Challenges, Promising Practices and Recommendations
Family Violence Prevention Fund (2009)
Describes intimate partner violence in immigrant and refugee communities in the United States, examines the legal rights and practical challenges facing these victims, and presents promising practices from systems that serve immigrant and refugee families.
Violence, Abuse, and Neglect in Families and Intimate Relationships
Gelles & Cavanaugh (2005)
In Families and Change: Coping With Stressful Events and Transitions (3rd ed.)
Identifies consequences of child and spouse abuse, including costs for medical treatment, foster care, lost productivity, and crime.
When Violence Hits Home: How Economics and Neighborhood Play a Role (PDF - 273 KB)
National Institute of Justice (2004)
Explores the dynamics among household economics, neighborhood economics, and levels of intimate partner violence.
State and local examples
Caring for the Children: Improving the City's Relationship With Children Exposed to Domestic Violence (PDF - 90 KB)
Public Advocate for the City of New York (2005)
Explores steps New York City has taken to aid child witnesses to domestic violence and identifies areas where improvements still need to be made.