It was not until the women’s movement of the 1960s and 1970s that the voices of those being abused were heard. The battered women’s movement emerged, becoming one of the most powerful social justice and service movements in United States history.
In 1994, The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was passed. VAWA was a major federal bill that provided more than $1 billion to be used to assist battered women’s shelters, train law enforcement personnel and judges, and support other crime-prevention efforts addressing violence against women.
Consider the following statement: “The role of the victim of domestic violence has helped shape criminal justice responses.”
For this assignment, please review the previous statement and then write an essay that either supports or opposes this statement. Base your response on your reading and review of the textbook and presentation in the Week Five Learning Activities area. Use outside resources as needed.