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Category: Domestic Violence

Why do Domestic Violence Victims Stay Silent?

Posted on March 3, 2018 in Domestic Violence

There is no one specific profile of an abuse victim. Domestic violence crosses all lines of economic status, age, sexual orientation, gender, religion, race, and nationality. Even victims who escape their abuser maintain psychological and emotional scars that last a lifetime. Some victims carry physical scars, as well.

Why Domestic Violence Victims Stay

It is difficult for someone wh... Read more

Domestic Violence Statistics in Arizona

Posted on May 15, 2017 in Crime,Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious problem around the country, especially in Arizona. The state defines domestic violence as a criminal act of abuse that’s committed by any “family or household member.” There are many types of crimes that may be considered domestic violence offenses, as long as there is a qualifying victim. Domestic violence lawyers explain that the crimes can be mental, emotional,... Read more

What Do I Do if a Loved One is a Victim of Domestic Abuse?

Posted on April 12, 2017 in Domestic Violence

Domestic abuse is a problem that permeates the world, affecting more people than one might realize. In Arizona, there were 28,546 domestic abuse hotline and referral calls made in 2016. Arizona emergency shelters provided 283,170 nights of relief to adults and children the same year. Domestic violence... Read more

Domestic Violence – Common Tactics of Control

Posted on January 31, 2017 in Domestic Violence

The state of Arizona received 28,546 domestic violence hotline and information/referral calls in 2016 and provided 283,170 emergency shelter nights to adults and children. These staggering numbers point to an urgent need to raise awareness about domestic violence in the state. Domestic violence is a c... Read more

Do Restraining Orders Work?

Posted on December 27, 2016 in Crime,Domestic Violence

A restraining order (or order of protection) is something the court may impose to protect domestic violence victims from their perpetrators. A restraining order can prohibit an abuser from making any kind of contact with the victim, preventing him or her from coming within a certain distance of a home, workplace, school, or other location as well as trying to make communication via phone, text,... Read more