The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women (NCDBW) was founded in 1987 to work for justice for victims of battering charged with crimes where a history of abuse is relevant to their legal claim or defense.
As a resource and advocacy center for victims of battering charged with crimes related to their experiences of battering, the National Clearinghouse works to increase justice for — and prevent further victimization of — arrested, convicted, and/or incarcerated battered victims throughout the United States.
This website has been funded by a number of different sources including by Grant No. 2008-TA-AX-K033 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/ program/ exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
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