Every year, in the District of Columbia alone, the Metropolitan Police Department receives more than 18,000 calls for help from victims of domestic violence, and more than 2,500 battered women bring legal actions requesting protection from their abusers. Thousands of other cases go unreported, either because the victims are too afraid of their batterers to report the violence, or because they do not know how to obtain relief to which they are entitled.
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Scholarly Commons Citation
Epstein, Deborah, "Fighting Domestic Violence in the Nation’s Capital" (1995). Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works. Paper 1710.