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Paid Leave From Work Can Help Domestic-Violence Victims Leave Abusers [theatlantic.com]

 

“Just leave.”

It’s the advice many domestic-violence victims hear most. But leaving—the meetings with lawyers, the court appearances, the apartment hunting, the counseling sessions, the all-consuming physical and emotional path to recovery—requires time and flexibility. Dawn Dalton, the policy director at the Washington, D.C., Coalition Against Domestic Violence, said scheduling demands are consistently the largest obstacle standing between the victim and a different life: “I hear, again and again, ‘I just can’t get time off work.’”

[For more on this story by CAROLINE KITCHENER, go to https://www.theatlantic.com/fa...eave-abusers/566807/]

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