Should you? Would you? Statistics are not on your side if you believe he will change.
“31 percent of those convicted on a domestic violence charge were arrested again within a year of being released, according to the Center for Court Innovation, and 44 percent were arrested again within two years.”
“The chances are high that an abuser will be abusive again, and any past history of domestic violence should be a huge red flag,” says Gretchen Shaw, NCADV associate director. “In order to change, the abuser has to consciously choose to change and take responsibility for being abusive, permanently.”