A Guide for Advocates

Battered Women’s Justice Project Criminal Justice Center

Link to PDF (97 pages)

Detailed guide from the Battered Women’s Justice Project to prepare advocates for the complexities victims face when their batterer is a police officer.

“Women repeatedly showed me how police abusers’ institutional power makes safety planning very complicated. Remedies such as safe houses, shelters, address confidentiality, or identity change are undermined by a police officer’s knowledge of investigative techniques and his access to all types of personal information through private and government databases searches…”