« Continue Browsing

Article Preview

When help for abuse is miles away

Published 10/10/2009, Grand Forks Herald

Study: Domestic violence protective orders less effective in rural areas
Laura is from a small town in a sparsely populated county in northeastern North Dakota, and after years of physical and emotional abuse, she sought and obtained a series of protection orders against her husband. Her experience illustrates some of the added difficulties that may face victims of domestic violence who live in rural areas, including distance from advocates and police and other barriers stemming from the nature of rural society.

Word count: 1487

Log In

The full article is available to newspaper subscribers. If you are a subscriber please log in to continue reading.

E-mail:
Password:
 

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Click here to set one up. You will need your subscription account number and phone number.

Not sure if you have an account? Email us at subscriberservices@forumcomm.com and we can help you.

Reset Your Password

Please enter your full e-mail address. We will e-mail you a temporary password.
E-mail: