Intimate Partner Homicide in Immigrant Communities

December 31, 2018

New Jersey Domestic Violence Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board

Although intimate partner violence occurs across all ethnic and racial groups, regardless of age, socioeconomic status, educational background, religion, and sexual or gender identity, immigrant populations face unique contextual challenges when victimized. The continuous growth of foreign-born populations in New Jersey and the United States makes the investigation of domestic violence fatalities in NJ foreign-born communities particularly relevant to the Board.
The Board began its focus on domestic violence deaths among foreign born and immigrant community in March 2015 and completed its review in December 2016. After selecting nine IPH cases for review in 2015 and 2016, the Board gathered background information, research, and consulted with experts on domestic violence in immigrant and foreign-born communities in New Jersey.

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