Leigh Goodmark, a University of Maryland law professor and director of the school’s Gender Violence Clinic: ‘For some of my clients, justice is not about punishment — justice is about economic restoration, justice is about being restored to their small ethnic or religious communities, justice is about standing up for themselves, to say, “This is what you did to me, and this is how it impacted me, and I need you to understand that, and I need you to take responsibility for it.’” (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)
Rethinking the response to domestic violence
The way the legal system deals with cases of domestic violence has changed significantly in the last half-century, but many of those changes do not effectively serve the needs of women who have experienced abuse, said Leigh Goodmark, a University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law professor and director of the school’s Gender ...
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