Tuesday, October 21, 2008

October - Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Not a celebration, but a time to pay attention to the issue of domestic violence in the U.S.
The Iowa Department of Justice Attorney General's Office Crime Victim Assistance Division 2007, provides some grim statistics:
180 Iowans have been killed in Domestic Abuse murders since 1995
22,317 Victims of domestic abuse were served in Iowa in FY 2007

Access to assistance may be the key for many who need to break away
from violent situations. Here are some sources:
Iowa Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-942-0333
Books on Domestic Violence
Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Children & Families of Iowa Programs

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