There are so many domestic violence shelters due to the fact; the laws that are used do not help victims. Even though the police department, judges and government knows the truth very little is done to protect helpless families. Often times the abuser is a narcissist and pathological liar; switching the story in front of the authorities. Knowing that, the authorities still choose to protect the criminal and call justice a crime.
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. …
( 2 Timothy 3:1-8 )
It is expected that the victim continue to be harrassed and abused without any retaliation or self defense. Most victims stay because they find there is no help. The only way to have peace is to run and hide. The abuse is mind boggling; the victim often wonders, Why won’t they help me and what kind of justice system is this?