Leigh Goodmark Writes About Reforms for Domestic Violence

Former Fellow Leigh Goodmark (’95) wrote an article for The New York Times about the imbalanced treatment by the criminal justice system of intimate partner violence as compared to other crimes (“Stop Treating Domestic Violence Differently From Other Crimes,” July 23). “Increased reliance on the criminal justice system hasn’t lowered rates of domestic violence, and has worsened conditions that spur on that violence.” Leigh wrote. “In some cases, it harms some of the people it was meant to benefit.”