Webinar-Influences of the Battered Women’s Movement on Domestic Violence Social Policy and Practices


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Date: January 25

Time: 12-2:00pm

This webinar will provide a brief historical description of the Battered Women’s Movement in the United States. The presentation will examine the movement’s development of a national platform beginning in the mid-1970s. It will also cover areas of intersection and divergence between the movement’s platform and the expansion of Federal domestic violence social policy—from the first bill introduced in 1976 through the adoption of the Violence Against Women Act. Implications of the movement’s legacy on continuing policies, practices, and service provision will be explored.

Presenter: Danielle Albright, M.A.

Danielle Albright is the program manager for the New Mexico Intimate Partner Violence Death Review Team.  She holds a M.A. in Sociology from the University of Louisville and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at the University of New Mexico. Her dissertation research focuses on distinguishing cooptation from success in policy-oriented social movements. Danielle has worked in criminal justice research for over ten years, contributing to projects on the use and effectiveness of domestic violence interventions, corrections reentry programming, neighborhood crime, law enforcement and community responses to gang crime, and race and gender disparities in the criminal justice system. Her research interests include violence, collective behavior, social movements, and public policy.



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