Published: August, 2014| Dr. Sherry Hamby, John Guard, Margaret (Peg) Ruddy

The faculty discuss the findings of a national study of domestic violence witnessed by children. Among other findings, an exemplary level of police response was most associated with arrest. Contact with advocates involving referrals and protection order information was most associated with separation from domestic violence perpetrators. Obstacles to accessing services were identified. Helpseeking was not deterred by obstacles in the directions anticipated by researchers. Criminal justice case attrition was high across the full spectrum of criminal legal interventions. Practitioner faculty reflect on the research and analyze it in light of the “best practices” and obstacles to service in their respective fields.