Informal Help-Seeking in Moments of Acute Danger

Intimate Partner Violence Survivors’ Emergency Outreach Efforts and the Forces That Shape Them

by Lisa A. Goodman, Deborah Epstein, Nkiru Nnawulezi, Emily Zhang, Helen Hailes and Allison Slocum

Heightened attention to police brutality has created momentum for alternative, community-based responses to violence, including that inflicted by an intimate partner. But to build effective alternatives, we must know what survivors already do in moments of acute danger when they do not call the police.