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.
On Sunday, we will launch our series on domestic violence starting with an overlook of the issue at hand.
Some victims can find solace in speaking out to help other women, while others who have lost their lives leave only family and friends to tell their stories.
Searching for solutions, the series will span from the legal system, to shelters, victims, the impact on children, and response teams on the front-lines of domestic violence.
Read more on Sunday in The Press of Atlantic City.