According to data collected by the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), between 2005 and 2019, there were 46,961 individuals who had experienced both homelessness in Minnesota and domestic violence.
“[The goal] is not simply to send people to prison. It is ultimately ‘do what you can to define success in these cases.’”
Individualized responses to systemic issues will never solve the problem at its root.
“We are almost in a panic mode right now.”
The last year has been devastating regarding violence against women. The statistics we have collected help us understand the increase and nature of violence, which is catastrophic.
I never wanted the rapist in jail. I wanted him to see what happened in that room in the same way I do.
Melissa Petrangelo Scaia: “My frustration is not that we do not know how to end violence against women. It is that we have not changed the thinking that women are less.”
“The legal aspect is one thing, but the healing aspect is another. Often survivors have to pay out of pocket to receive services for trauma they endured by the hands of someone else.”
We have to change the thinking that women are less.
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