"Anytime we can apprehend a person accused of domestic violence it provides a level of safety and security to the victim which they don't have when the person has not been caught", said Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker in a statement.
In a press release on Thursday, Marshall emphasized that public awareness and support is crucial in the fight against domestic violence.
YWCA Pierce County has made a decision to hold Domestic Violence Action Month in hopes of changing the way people see and talk about domestic violence and ending the stigma surrounding rape. On average, there are more than 200,000 phone calls placed daily to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. According to the National Violence Against Women Survey created by the National Institute of Justice, only "25 percent of physical assaults perpetrated against women are reported to the police annually".
Organizers say a triple domestic violence homicide in Madison is still fresh in the minds of those attending.
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Domestic violence is a pervasive, life-threatening crime that affects millions of individuals across the United States regardless of age, economic status, race, religion or education.
Nationally, one in three women and one in seven men have experienced intimate partner violence, Rainey said, and domestic violence also spills over into the rest of families and communities. It can be reached at 1-800-656-4673.
And listeners who want to become donors, we are returning to morning guests chatting about what is happening in Our Community, but that doesn't mean you can't donate online if you want to, look for the orange "Donate Now" button above. A list of shelters and other resources is available on the ACADV website. "At that point we will have a candle lighting vigil for victims of domestic violence, so that's what 'lights up the night'". "Friends and families, local community members, victims' advocates, law enforcement and prosecutors, we all stand with those who need our help to survive and overcome, to see that offenders are stopped and punished, and to remember and honor those who were lost", said Attorney General Marshall.
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