Publication Date: July 2009
Publisher: Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
Author(s): Kovach Andrea
Keywords: economic development; financial education; asset-building; domestic violence
Coverage: United States
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.