The arrest of offenders is the principal tool of law enforcement to keep survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual assault and stalking safe and financially secure. Removing the offender allows a survivor to maintain economic security by helping her continue work or school and stay in her home without fear or danger, in addition to preventing further physical or economic abuse and the resulting costs. By protecting a survivor’s economic security, the risk of future victimization is also drastically decreased. Furthermore, an arrest for domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking is a critical entrance to the criminal justice system, which can provide further protections. It opens the door to criminal protection orders and restitution for victims.