Ortner Center on Violence & Abuse in Relationships

Ortner Center research in the news - July 27, 2018

3 Ortner studies are cited in a fact sheet issued today by the National Task Force to End Sexual & Domestic Violence as Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) introduced H.R. 6545 to re-up the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).


Read the fact sheet here.

Read the news story here.


The three studies cited are the following:

1. Sorenson, S. B., & Schut, R. A. (2016). Nonfatal gun use in intimate partner violence: A systematic review of the literature. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse.


18. (Sorenson) Susan, S. B. & Spear, D. (2018). New data on intimate partner violence and intimate relationships: Implications for gun laws and federal data collection. Preventive Medicine, 107, 103-108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2018.01.005


22. Vittes, K. A. & Sorenson, S. B. (2008). Restraining orders among victims of intimate partner homicide. Injury Prevention, 14(1), 191-195