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Urban policy -- Oregon -- Portland -- Periodicals, Portland (Or.) -- Politics and government -- Periodicals, Portland (Or.) -- Social conditions -- Periodicals


The study charge directed your Committee to address the following objectives:

  • Increase public awareness about domestic violence in the Portland metropolitan area.
  • Evaluate the local response to domestic violence.
  • Identify needs, gaps in services and funding, and prioritize issues.
  • Develop recommendations that could reduce domestic violence and increase and improve services for victims.
  • Identify actions that can be taken by government, private sector, and the City Club against domestic violence.

The Committee interpreted its charge to be limited to a study of the extent and causes of violence by men against women in an intimate living arrangement in Multnomah County. The Committee recognizes that dating violence (which shows the greatest increase), violence against the elderly, same sex abuse, physical and sexual abuse of children (child abuse has a high correlation with domestic violence) and prostitution are also expressions of domestic violence.

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