Something has become radically wrong in such a technologically advanced society such as is present here in the United States, where the number of animal shelters across the nation, so grossly exceeds the number of shelters available for use by battered women. Similarly with such a great emphasis on "human rights" for all (and the ability to criticize other countries for lacking human rights), we are unable to bring a meaningful and lasting solution to a problem such as this.
Certainly when compared to the propensity for relief (for animals) provided by the various types of shelters, on the surface, there do not seem to be a lot of options for battered women. The ones that are available appear to be clustered more in California than in any other state. Although there is evidence to suggest similar, less publicized attention to the problem is occurring in other states as well, most notably Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, New Hampshire and Washington.
An example of the options available to women trapped in this predicament has been the California Coalition for Battered Women in Prison. The high level of battered women serving in the nation's prisons was some of the impetus behind the formation of the California Coalition for Battered Women in Prison. This organization was formed in 1991 by means of the efforts a group of concerned San Francisco (California) Bay Area organizations which included Legal Services for Prisoners With Children, San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation, Battered Women's Alternatives, Southern California Women's Law Center, and California Alliance Against Domestic Violence.
Using the collaborative efforts at their disposal which consisted of various shared resources including volunteer attorneys, community organizers, prison reform activists, legal advocates, and health professionals the goals of the organization have been to identify battered women imprisoned for killing or assaulting t...
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