Event Title

Funding the Fight Against Domestic Violence

Location

Room A, Hirch Hall

Start Date

3-3-2012 1:30 PM

End Date

3-3-2012 3:00 PM

Description

Last October, the City Council in Topeka, Kansas, adopted a radical approach to managing the cots of prosecuting domestic violence— the city repealed its domestic violence law. The move was political brinksmanship, intended to force the county to pick up the tab for prosecutions, but it nonetheless sent a significant message about state and local funding priorities.

Across the nation, declining returns on escrow accounts funding legal services, government funding cutbacks, and reduced giving has left more people at risk of serious harm and death from domestic violence. Panelists will discuss the effects of austerity on prosecutions, preventative services, and aid, as well as opportunities for increased funding and collaborative reform.

 
Mar 3rd, 1:30 PM Mar 3rd, 3:00 PM

Funding the Fight Against Domestic Violence

Room A, Hirch Hall

Last October, the City Council in Topeka, Kansas, adopted a radical approach to managing the cots of prosecuting domestic violence— the city repealed its domestic violence law. The move was political brinksmanship, intended to force the county to pick up the tab for prosecutions, but it nonetheless sent a significant message about state and local funding priorities.

Across the nation, declining returns on escrow accounts funding legal services, government funding cutbacks, and reduced giving has left more people at risk of serious harm and death from domestic violence. Panelists will discuss the effects of austerity on prosecutions, preventative services, and aid, as well as opportunities for increased funding and collaborative reform.