Mandatory Reporting Laws in the United States: Impact on Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

Published by: Carol E. Jordan

This webinar will address mandatory reporting laws across the nation as they apply to cases of intimate partner violence. It will describe the history and different types of mandatory reporting laws that directly and indirectly impact survivors; and will highlight research findings on women’s views of these laws and how they impact help-seeking. The session will also describe Kentucky’s experience of evaluating and ultimately changing its mandatory reporting law, including highlighting a recently published research study conducted in the state. The goal of the webinar is to expand awareness by states of mandatory reporting laws and how they dramatically impact women; and to offer legislative strategies for states that wish to improve their state statutes.

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