Not Neutral: The Impact of Mandatory Reporting on Domestic Violence Survivors

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)

This webinar for Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month explores the impact of mandatory reporting on domestic violence survivors, highlighting unique impacts for LGBTQ young people. As increasing light is shed on the limitations of criminal legal responses to domestic violence, calls for community-based solutions that do not involve the criminal legal system are growing louder. Mandatory reporting laws pose a significant challenge in making this shift, however, by connecting many informal and formal domestic violence supports to criminal and legal institutions. The findings from a 2016 survey that examined how mandatory reporting affects the help-seeking of domestic violence survivors is presented as well as practical strategies advocates can use to decrease negative consequences of reporting and increase survivor safety and self-determination.

Link to Not Neutral webinar slides

Link to video transcript

Note: This is not a MiVAN training. If you want this webinar to appear on your MiVAN Transcript, please fill out a Self-reported Course Form. Please provide a screenshot of the end of the video as proof of completion.

If you are seeking support as a person who has been personally impacted by domestic violence, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.