What Can You Say to a Victim?

I’m afraid for your safety.

I’m afraid for the safety of your children.

It will only get worse.

We’re here for you when you are ready or when you are able to leave.

You deserve better than this.

Let’s figure out a safety plan for you.

Adapted from: Sarah Buel, Esq., in “Courts and Communities: Confronting Violence in the Family,” Conference Highlights, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, 1994.

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