A report released yesterday declared that victims of domestic abuse who are enrolled in Wisconsin Works, a welfare-to-work program, face "significant barriers" to escaping poverty.
A 1998 survey of 274 domestic violence victims done by the Institute for Wisconsin's Future found that nearly 70 percent of the women surveyed did not let Wisconsin Works agencies know they were victims of domestic violence. Of those, 75 percent were not told how they could get help.
Media Resources: Chicago Tribune - September 21, 1999
8/29/2014 Domestic Violence Victims May Now Qualify For Asylum in the US - A recent case has opened the door for victims of domestic violence abroad to qualify for asylum in the United States.
The Justice Department's Board of Immigration Appeals ruled for the first time on Tuesday that a victim of domestic violence fit a specific criterion for asylum: persecution for membership in a particular social group. . . .