Originally Posted by Direckshun
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.
Why did all violent crime rates follow a similar pattern? Why would the crimes affected by VAWA not have followed that pattern? This is what you are arguing, because it is the only way you argue that VAWA was effective.