Leigh Goodmark Calls for Restorative Justice for Domestic Abusers

Former Fellow Leigh Goodmark (’95) advocated for decriminalizing domestic violence on HBO’s “Vice News” (“Confronting Domestic Violence Abusers,” Dec. 4). “The criminal legal system is the primary policy vehicle that we’ve chosen to deal with domestic violence in the United States, and I ... think that that’s not a realistic way to deal with this problem,” Leigh said. “It’s not lowering rates of domestic violence, and in many cases it actually exacerbates the factors that cause domestic violence in the first place.”