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Ahimsa House
404-452-6248 (24-hour crisis line)
www.ahimsahouse.org

Atlanta Legal Aid
404-669-0233
www.atlantalegalaid.org

Clayton County Association Against Family Violence A.K.A. Secur’us House
770-961-7233 (24 Hour Crisis Line)
www.securushouse.org

Clayton County Department of Family and Children’s Services
770-473-2300
www.compass.ga.gov

Clayton County District Attorney’s Office – Victim Witness Assistance Program
770-603-4110
www.claytoncountyga.gov/courts/district-attorney

Clayton County Solicitor’s Office – Victim Witness Assistance Program
770-477-3380
www.claytoncountyga.gov/court/solicitor-general

Crime Victims Advocacy Council, Inc.
770-333-9254
www.cvaconline.org

Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
1-800-HAVEN (1-800-334-2836)
http://gcadv.org

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
(303) 839-8459 (Main Office)
www.ncadv.org

Rainbow House Child Advocacy Center
770-478-6905
www.rainbowhouseinc.org

Sister’s Empowerment Network
678-642-5633
www.sistersempowerment.org

Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center
770-477-4545 (24 Hour Crisis Line)
www.scsac.org

Southern Regional Medical Center
770-991-8000
www.southernregional.org

Verizon Wireless Hopeline
http://aboutus.verizonwireless.com/commitment/community_programs/hopeline/


 

District Attorney: Tracy Graham Lawson
Harold R. Banke Justice Center
9151 Tara Boulevard
4th Floor
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: (770) 477-3450
Fax: (770) 477-4577

 

 

Domestic Violence – Facts

  • In the United States, a woman is battered every 9 seconds. There are over 3 million incidents of domestic violence every year.

  • In the United States, domestic violence causes more injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44 than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.

  • Domestic violence can be fatal. In this country, one third of homicides are related to domestic violence. Every year over 4000 victims of domestic violence are killed. Approximately 40% of female homicides are caused by their husband or boyfriend.

  • Batterers can be anyone. Domestic violence is not related to age, profession, wealth, race, religion or education level.

  • Domestic violence is not caused by the victim or by stress, alcohol, or drugs. Studies have determined that there is no set of personality traits that describe victims of domestic violence. It is the batterer who is responsible for the abuse, not the victim.

  • Domestic violence can leave victims feeling trapped and unable to help themselves. Victims of domestic violence often feel isolated, powerless, fearful, guilty, and dependent financially and/or physically.

 

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