Increased reports of domestic violence has coincided with the eruptions and growth of the COVID-19 pandemic. Previous research has shown a positive correlation between domestic violence and the occurrence of humanitarian crises. Recently published research about domestic violence police reports in the COVID-19 pandemic has also supported this correlation. We used data from the National Network To End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) to analyze the number of survivors served by domestic violence programs in the United States, type of resources available, and unmet request from 2019-2021, one year pre-pandemic and the first two years of the pandemic. Findings from this study indicate that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated inaccessibility and unavailability of domestic violence resources, especially since many reductions and eliminations to domestic violence services occurred during this time period. In addition, there is a great need for more research on how this humanitarian crisis impacted historically underserved survivors in the United States.
Wodi, Osoniya I.
"The Silent Suffering of Survivors: The COVID-19 Pandemic's Impact on Domestic Violence Resources,"
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