Wednesday, March 10, 2010

National Survey On Domestic Violence Crisis Calls

A story titled Nonprofit releases report detailing deficient resources for victims of domestic violence brings one aspect of domestic violence into focus.
The National Network to End Domestic Violence, a leading nonprofit advocate for victims of abuse, recently released the findings of a 24-hour survey that shows that although domestic violence experts answered more than 23,000 emergency hotline calls daily, 9,280 requests for help went unmet.

The snapshot study, taken last fall, also shows that in one 24-hour period 65,000 victims of domestic violence and their children received life-saving services. The results were submitted by 1,648 domestic violence programs that participated, which account for 83 percent nationwide.
This study was for the US alone. In many other countries, crisis lines and crisis services simply don't exist. We not only need to do better, we can do better.


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