Have faith, Will travel: Implementing full faith and credit under the 1994 violence against women act

Neil Websdale, Byron Johnson

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In this exploratory article we draw attention to the full faith and credit guarantees offered by the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). We begin by noting the significance of new interstate protections for battered women in light of the difficulties and dangers they face as they flee across state lines in search of safety. We argue that full faith and credit guarantees are a progressive development in the struggle against domestic violence. However, we acknowledge and examine a number of specific problems in implementing these guarantees. The article closes with some recommendations for future research into the implementation of interstate protections under VAWA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-45
Number of pages45
JournalWomen and Criminal Justice
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 8 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Law

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