A domestic violence report 13 years in the making reveals groundbreaking new findings in regards to what's really effective at protecting victims and more.
- The study made it clear that we can’t rely on any one system or agency alone to end domestic violence. We all have a role to play.
- When victims reached out for help, few were encouraged to call a local domestic violence program.
- Talking with a domestic violence advocate, exploring options, and planning for safety is a critical and life-saving service.
- Nearly 1/3 of victims in studied cases were under 21 when they started dating the abuser. We need to talk to teens about healthy relationships.
- Visit wscadv.org to view the report or newbegin.org to learn about resources available, so if you’re the one person a victim turns to for help, you’ll know what to do. Anyone can call the Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline for information: 1-800-562-6025.
Call the Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline for more information: 1-800-562-6025.