Economic Abuse: The Major Factor For Violence Against Women 

Conference: 2016 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Engaging Men and Boys 
Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue., NW. Washington, DC 20009
Breakout Session Title: The Economic Abuse: Recognising and Addressing A Barrier To Safety and Recovery
        
 Date: 22nd March 2016

Time: 3:00p.m —4:30p.m 
Economic factors are the largest predictor of whether a survivor stays, leaves it goes back to an abuser. 

    
  WHAT IS ECONOMIC ABUSE? 

  1. Economic Sabotage 
  2. Economic Control 
  3. Economic Exploitation 

  ECONOMIC ASPECT OF ABUSE

  • Economic Impact by Victimisation 

ECONOMIC ABUSE AND ECONOMIC CRIMES 

  • Coerced crimes & criminal records 

    

IMPACT ON JUSTICE SYSTEM PARTICIPATION

  1. Access to child care
  2. Ability to take time off work
  3. Economic-based witness intimidation 
  4. Fear of personal justice system involvement. 

   

   IDENTIFYING ECONOMIC ABUSE

  1. SCALE of Economic Abuse (SEA —12)  
  2. CSAJ’s Consumer Rights Screening Tool. (https://www.csaj.org:document-library/consumerrightsscreeningtool-9-11.pdf)
  3. NNEDX/Allstate’s Moving Ahead

  

   CONSIDERATIONS WHEN SCREENING 

  1. Facilitation: who and where should do the screening. 
  2. Implementation: What question to ask and in what format? 

  

CONSUMER RIGHTS REMEDIES

  1. Actions to repair damaged credit or remove the survivor’s name from debt. 
  2. Prohibiting foreclosed & eviction actions against survivors.  

   

 PUBLIC ASSISTANCE/BENEFITS 

  1. Temporary Assistance for needy families. 
  2. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. 
  3. Housing Choice Voucher Program. 
  4. Social Security. 
  5. Childcare Subsidies Program. 

  

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