October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted:

Those who work on the front lines with victims of domestic violence say creating awareness about the problem is a matter of life and death.

End Wisconsin Domestic Abuse says 89 people died in Wisconsin due to domestic violence over the past two years.

The head of The Women's Community in Wausau says 2013 could end with grim statistics.

"It has been a rough year across the state. We can stop it if we punish perpetrators and provide education to children other victims. We have to let them know there are different paths," says Jane Graham Jennings.

October is designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

For information on community resources on domestic violence, visit these sites:

www.womenscommunity.org

http://wcadv.org

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.