“Decriminalizing domestic violence—deepmphasizing the criminal legal system’s role in responding to intimate partner violence—will enable the United States to develop a multi-faceted policy approach and could be a first step in rethinking our response to violent crime.”

—Leigh Goodmark, author of Decriminalizing Domestic Violence: A Balanced Policy Approach to Intimate Partner Violence

On Vice on HBO, law professor Leigh Goodmark discusses how, despite our best efforts, “we are really failing to do any kind of preventative work to stop domestic violence before it starts.”

See Leigh at theses events this Spring:

And read the introduction of Decriminalizing Domestic Violence.