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North Dakota Crisis Hotline Lethality Assessment Program

Calls are way up this year to the Community Violence Intervention Center’s crisis hotline, but the reason isn’t a jump in domestic violence incidents in Grand Forks. The calls are coming from law enforcement officers at the scene of domestic violence incidents as part of a new protocol called a lethality assessment program, which has officers calling the crisis line with the victim present at the scene of a report. “It certainly has increased our workload, but we’re really happy that we’re seeing more people getting connected to us and getting the information about what we can do to help.”

Source: www.grandforksherald.com

Domestic Violence: Police Statement From Floyd Mayweather’s Son Goes Viral

Tonight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio will face each other in the highest grossing fight in the history of boxing. In 2010, Floyd was convicted of misdemeanor battery domestic violence and sentenced to 90 days in jail. A police statement made by Mayweather’s son, who was 10 at the time of the incident, has been posted online and has quickly gone viral.

Source: www.independent.ie

Research shows domestic violence can change kids’ DNA

Watching their parent suffer emotional, psychological, sexual or physical abuse at the hands of a loved one harms more than a child’s mind. It can also affect their DNA.

American researchers have revealed that children who live in homes rife with domestic violence have much shorter protective caps on their chromosomes than children who live violence-free lives.

Source: www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au

Ed: don’t ignore it, report domestic violence and help those in need