Integrating Asset-Building Strategies into Domestic Violence Advocacy

Publication Date: July 2009

Publisher: Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law

Author(s): Kovach Andrea

Research Area:

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

Type: Report

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.