CRVAW Faculty Journal Articles


The Poverty of Services for Battered Lesbians


This paper addresses the poverty of services available to lesbian victims of partner abuse, despite the need for such services. Drawing on data from a survey of 1,505 help providers (to which 566 responded), the paper focuses on the services that the help providers themselves claim to offer. The data reveal a serious disparity in help providers' rhetoric and offical policies and the reality of the services available. The paper concludes with suggestions for improving services to battered lesbians.

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Dr. Claire Renzetti had not been a faculty member of the University of Kentucky at the time of publication.

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