Sadhna Singh had just completed crisis violence training to become a member of Atlantic County’s domestic violence and sexual response teams when she got her first call to a local hospital where a victim was waiting.
Domestic violence is prevalent in every corner of our world. It transcends race, age, gender, economics, and education level — domestic violence doesn’t discriminate.
One in four women will be victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner, while one in seven men will suffer the same.
Every nine seconds, a woman is assaulted or beaten.
Our region is no exception; in 2014 there were over 500 arrests involving domestic violence restraining orders in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and Ocean Counties combined.
The Press launches this series on domestic violence starting with an overlook of the issue at hand.