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Victims of domestic abuse left in 'life threatening situations'

May 3, 2023 08:40 By News Northern Sound
Victims of domestic abuse left in 'life threatening situations'
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'The study highlights key factors leading to women withdrawing from the legal system'

Victims of domestic violence feel 'belittled' and are being left in 'life threatening situations', according to a new report. The joint Department of Justice and Women's Council report says victims are being disbelieved by untrained professionals and blamed for their abuse.

The study highlights three key factors which is leading to women withdrawing from the legal system.

They include a system wide lack of knowledge about the impact and dynamics of domestic abuse, a lack of support both in the court and outside, delays in the legal process and their experience in court.

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