Month draws attention to domestic violence awareness

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was launched nationwide in October 1987 as a way to unite and connect individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues while raising awareness of these issues. .

Over the past 34 years, much progress has been made in supporting victims and survivors of domestic violence, in holding perpetrators accountable and in creating and updating legislation to achieve these goals, said the National Coalition Against Violence. domestic violence.

According to NCADV, more than 10 million adults in the United States are victims of domestic violence each year. Domestic violence includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, economic and emotional / psychological abuse, according to NCADV officials.

If you are, or know of someone who is a victim of domestic violence, contact:

• National line without domestic violence and confidential at 800-799-7233 (SAFE)

• LillyBrooke Family Justice Center, 227 S. First Ave., Sandpoint. Call (208) 265-3586 or email: [email protected]

The LillyBrooke Family Justice Center enables victims of domestic violence to live free from violence and abuse through their comprehensive services provided that are centered on and around the victim.

They provide free services to victims of child abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, elder abuse and domestic violence through extensive collaboration with law enforcement, legal services and partner social service agencies. All services are located in a safe and comfortable location.


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