This webinar is hosted by the Battered Women's Justice Project and is open to the public. 


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


Lisa Young Larance, MSW, LCSW, LMSW
Leigh Goodmark, Marjorie Cook Professor of Law at University of Maryland Frances King Carey School of Law.


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