Training Stresses uniformity of response and
safety for both victims and responders
By Christina Whitford
Every 15 seconds a women is abused here in the U.S. This assault is usually perpetrated by someone intimately related to her. As such, domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in America, even more than car accidents. This abuse not only has an effect on the victim but greatly impacts the entire family, especially the children.
This past Friday, those who are trained to assist and respond to this domestic violence attended the Best Practices for Domestic Violence Response training at Mason Point in Sullivan. Sponsored by the Family Violence Coordinating Council, the training was made possible by an arrest grant awarded by the Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women and is distributed to encourage the arrest and enforcement of orders of protection.
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