These resources provide insight on the ways domestic violence can not only affect victims but the communities they are a part of as well. Consequences such as loss of employment and homelessness can have financial impacts on communities. Learn more about how violence impacts communities and how communities can work together to combat family and domestic violence.
The Community’s Role in Reducing the Impact of Domestic Violence in Times of Emergency
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Discusses concerns about domestic violence during COVID-19 pandemic, the lack of visibility victims of domestic violence have had, and how programs are working to recognize and support victims by providing emergency services.
Domestic Violence Has a Financial Impact Too
Discusses the various ways domestic violence has a financial impact on education, the workplace, and communities.
The Economic Cost of Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking (PDF - 319 KB)
McLean & Bocinski (2017)
Institute for Women's Policy Research
Examines the economic impact of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking, all of which can contribute to medical costs, victims staying home from work or the inability to hold a job, lower wages resulting from diminished educational opportunities, and other consequences to society.
Exposure to Domestic Violence Costs US Government $55 Billion Each Year
Case Western University (2018)
Describes how the U.S. Government spends more than $55 billion each year on the effects of childhood exposure to domestic violence.
Impact of Domestic Violence on Health
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (2019)
Provides information on the impacts of domestic violence on victims' physical, mental, and reproductive health.
Preventing Intimate Partner Violence
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2021)
Explores the consequences of intimate partner violence, its connection to other forms of violence, and its health and economic consequences for the larger community.