October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

 

The month of October shines a light on one of the most common types of violence towards women. Attorney General Steve Marshall is calling on Alabamians to reflect on the number of people impacted by abuse during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

 

Nearly one in three adult women will be physically assaulted by a partner. Unfortunately only a quarter of those assaults are ever reported. Second Chance Executive Director Susan Shipman says they have several awareness events scheduled for this month... including a walk.

 

Shipman also says it is important to say something, if you know someone is being abused. Second Chance provides safe shelter and supportive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence. 

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