SOAR Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships

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A blog by survivors of domestic violence 
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A Survivor's Perspective: The Criminal Justice System

[February 16, 2021]  I spent two years with someone who frequently abused me, both physically and emotionally. Each time I would try to leave, my abuser would physically restrain me within the apartment in which we lived. When I reported the abuse to police, he would be arrested but was typically bailed out on the same day, returning back and continuing his abuse. At the time, I had nowhere else to try and flee to.

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