Source: (2014) University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015–3.

Since its passage in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has promoted a criminal justice approach to addressing intimate partner abuse. But VAWA has done little to provide people subjected to abuse with alternative avenues for seeking justice. VAWA could and should do more. Restorative justice is one option that future versions of VAWA might explore. (author's abstract)

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