Originally Posted by DementedLogic
You haven't rebutted anything. You haven't explained why the rate of decline of violence against women was not increased by VAWA. We have a trend that shows that Violence against women would have decreased to current levels without VAWA.
VAWA's expanded legal services such as those provided in VAWA has been found to contribute to declines in domestic violence. Law enforcement has greater ability to arrest perpetrators, and has been given critical prosecution training. Outcomes have been positive for everybody involved thanks directly to VAWA contributions, from law enforcement to victims to prosecutors. And yes, VAWA has been documented as a contributor to declines of domestic violence.