I worked as a domestic violence advocate for a Midwest domestic violence shelter for about five years. This article and my other (“Inside Story: Domestic Violence Shelters“) are based upon my education in the field of criminal justice and domestic violence as well as personal experiences I encountered during my employment.

I truly believe that the United States legal/justice system is the best possible compared to all others in the world at this time.

Does this mean it is perfect? No, not by any stretch of the imagination, which is why it is in a constant state of change and revision.

One area that I believe is long overdue for revision is the area of domestic violence legislation and practices.