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CRJU 4350-Family Violence: Websites

Did You Know?

From 2003 through 2011, at least 1,071 Georgia citizens lost their lives due to domestic violence.

Georgia was recently ranked 6th in the nation for its rate of men killing women.

In 41% of the cases studied through Georgia’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Project, children were present during the domestic violence killing.

Firearms were the cause of death in 69-76% of the domestic violence fatalities, 2009-2011.

Source: 2012 DV Fact Sheet (Georgia Commission on Domestic Violence)

Domestic Violence Awareness

"Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the "Day of Unity" held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. In October 1987, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed. That same year marks the initiation of the first national domestic violence toll-free hotline. In 1989, the U.S. Congress passed Public Law 101-112 designating October of that year as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month." (source: DVAM History, Domestic Violence Awarness Project)