Unsafe At Home: Virus Stirs Domestic Violence Fears

4/5/20 Courts and legal services providers across the country are grappling with the challenge of providing domestic violence victims access to justice at a time when millions have been ordered to “stay home.”
Roughly 300 million people across the country have been urged to stay home as part of an unprecedented public health effort to stem the spread of a novel coronavirus.
While the measures may help “flatten the curve” of new COVID-19 cases, they also pose a unique threat to people in abusive relationships: How do you stay home when home is not a safe place to stay?
… widespread layoffs and the heightened stress that comes with a pandemic “will inevitably lead to an increase in domestic violence. Domestic violence survivors are in greater danger than ever before” she added.