What Can Each of Us Do?

Call the police if you see or hear evidence of domestic violence.

Speak out publicly against domestic violence.

Take action personally against domestic violence when a neighbor, a co-worker, a friend, or a family member is involved or being abused.

Encourage your neighborhood watch or block association to become as concerned with watching out for domestic violence as with burglaries and other crimes.

Reach out to support someone whom you believe is a victim of domestic violence and/or talk with a person you believe is being abusive.

Help others become informed, by inviting speakers to your church, professional organization, civic group, or workplace.

Support domestic violence counseling programs and shelters.

Adapted from: “Preventing Domestic Violence” by Laura Crites in Prevention Communique, March 1992, Crime Prevention Division, Department of the Attorney General, Hawaii.

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