Women, Courts, New York City Courts, Domestic Violence, Battered Women, Batterrer, District Attorneys, Orders of Protection, Self-Defense, Custody, Visitation


This piece contains the findings of a survey conducted to evaluate the impact of the New York Task Force On Women in the Court's Report in the area of domestic violence and of the progress that has taken place since the Report's publication. The authors hope to provide insight not only into the next steps that should be taken in New York City, but also into the most effective methods of implementing change to combat bias against women in the courtroom. The authors conclude that although progress has been made in the area of combating bias against women in the courtroom, especially in domestic violence cases, the original issues of bias identified by the Task Force are still very prevalent and must be attacked with educational programs for court employees, judges, practitioners and police.



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