Although Vermont has half-dozen sizable towns, once a person travels a few miles out of these towns, villages with populations
of a few hundred people are common. Many victims of domestic violence live in isolation on back roads that during the winter
and spring months are accessible by four-wheel drive only. Some victims do not have driver's licenses or automobiles; some
do not have access to telephones.
Geographical and economic isolation allows the batterer to be the only source of shelter, heat, food, and clothing for the victim and easily leads to psychological and social isolation for the woman and her children. Transportation is provided for court hearings, client meetings with the department of social welfare, and for court ordered supervised visits. Attorney's vehicles are offices on wheels equipped with cellular phones, ac/dc converters and mobile files, laptop computers and printers.