This study surveyed a national sample of victim service professionals (N = 222) and compared rural versus urban/suburban participants’ perceptions of a variety of issues, such as the impact of the pandemic on gender-based violence victimization and safety advice for isolated victims. Increased interference with victim employment and the abuser monitoring of online activities were reported by participants across all communities. However, urban/suburban participants rated the magnitude of all victim challenges as greater, while more rural participants noted child abuse as a particular problem in their communities. The results highlight the importance of community context for improving coordinated responses to gender-based violence (n = 101).
|Journal||Violence Against Women|
|State||Accepted/In press - 2022|
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- domestic violence
- victim services
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Sociology and Political Science