U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

NCJRS Virtual Library

The Virtual Library houses over 235,000 criminal justice resources, including all known OJP works.
Click here to search the NCJRS Virtual Library

Exploring Factors Associated with Intimate Partner Violence Survivors’ Use of Financial Safety Planning Strategies

NCJ Number
Violence Against Women Volume: Online Dated: 2022
Laura Johnson; Kristina Nikolova; Gretchen L. Hoge; Judy L. Postmus
Date Published

This article describes the research methodology and results of a study that explored the financial strategies of intimate partner violence survivors as they engaged in safety planning; the study also examined the relationship between those strategies and various survivor characteristics such as ethnicity.


The purpose of the study reported here was to explore financial strategies that intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors undertake when engaging in safety planning and to examine the relationship between these strategies and various survivor characteristics. As part of the cross-sectional study, a total of 425 female survivors of IPV were surveyed. To examine the relationship between financial safety planning strategies and participants’ demographic characteristics, abuse experiences, and financial knowledge, binomial logistic regression analyses were conducted. Factors associated with financial safety planning varied by strategy, and ethnicity and nativity were often significantly associated. The article also provides a discussion of implications for practice and areas for future research. Publisher Abstract Provided