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Integrating Asset-Building Strategies into Domestic Violence Advocacy

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Publication Date: July 2009

Publisher(s): Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Author(s): Kovach Andrea

Funder(s): John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Funder(s): John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Series: Volume 43, Nos. 3-4

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Poverty and homelessness)

Keywords: economic development; financial education; asset-building; domestic violence

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Creating long-term asset-building policies that cognitively and financially empower survivors can be a powerful tool in domestic violence advocacy. Financial dependency and lack of financial knowledge are disincentives to leaving abusive relationships. Case studies here demonstrate that asset-building strategies can and should be integrated into advocacy on behalf of domestic violence survivors.