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Jessica Klein

Jessica Klein is a journalist covering intimate partner and domestic violence, blockchain technology, and sex work (among other things). Outlets including The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Guardian, and Fortune have published her work, and she writes a monthly column for the National Bulletin on Domestic Violence Prevention.

In 2016, she coauthored Abetting Batterers: What Police, Prosecutors, and Courts Aren’t Doing to Protect America’s Women, updated in 2020. With The Fuller Project, she’s reported on how intimate partner abusers weaponize the U.S. court system and the obstacles Indigenous abuse survivors face when it comes to voting confidentially in U.S. elections.

Recent reporting by Jessica:

How a little-known legal loophole punishes girls who don’t behave – The Fuller Project

‘Women are routinely discredited’: How courts fail mothers and children who have survived abuse – The Guardian

‘We Need To Study Women’: Traumatic Brain Injury in Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence – The Fuller Project

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How a Little-Known Legal Loophole Punishes Girls Who Don’t Behave

Girls, especially girls of color, are inordinately subjected to a type of court order that's designed to protect them but often punishes them—or worse.

‘Women are routinely discredited’: How courts fail mothers and children who have survived abuse

Burdened by the high cost of legal help and penalized by courts that favor fathers, women risk losing children to abusive partners

‘We Need To Study Women’: Traumatic Brain Injury in Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Survivors of intimate partner violence suffer from traumatic brain injuries at high rates, but historically, they’ve been left out of scientific and public discussions around traumatic brain injuries. A faction of researchers in the US…

They Survived Intimate Partner Violence—Now They Can’t Vote Safely

Combined with the barriers to voting that Native Americans already encounter, those who are domestic violence survivors face unique obstacles to casting ballots.

How Domestic Abusers Weaponize the Courts

After a breakup, litigation is often a way for harassers to force their victims to keep seeing them.

The War on Drugs Failed. It’s Time for a War on Abuse.

It's time to reallocate law enforcement and judicial resources to fighting domestic and partner abuse, journalists Natalie Schreyer and Jessica Klein write.
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