Violence Prevention: Increasing awareness and promoting safety at home, in schools and work.
- Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 14 - 55.
- Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence regardless of age, income, race, religion, profession, culture, or status.
- Domestic violence does not stay at home when its victims go to work. It can interfere with a victim's ability to get, keep, or perform a job.
- Nationally, up to 50% of all homeless women and children are on the streets because of violence in the home.
- Violence in schools interferes with learning; violence in communities interferes with the quality of life of all its members.
- All citizens, but particularly children, deserve to live, work and attend school in environments free from violence.
Violence Prevention Activities
- Date Rape Issue Briefings
- Secret no More Incest and Sexual Abuse Newsletter
- Workplace Domestic Violence Forums
- Development and production of resources that facilitate the involvement of physicians and employers in domestic violence awareness and prevention. These resources will be available in English and Spanish.
- Sponsor monthly Pro Se "Do It Yourself" Divorce Seminars
Violence Prevention Strategic Plans
- Increase awareness of the impact of domestic violence at home and at work.
- Advocate safer homes, schools and communities.
- Improve access to information and resources on matters of violence.