Published: May, 2020| Lisa Young Larance, Leigh Goodmark

This presentation provides an overview of the complexity of women’s use of force in their intimate heterosexual relationships. The presenters explore the common characteristics of women who use force and, using an intersectional lens, discuss the experiences of women in marginalized communities. Presenters discuss the development of best practices in community-based, gender-responsive, trauma-informed programming and detail how the legal responses to intimate partner violence have affected this population.