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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

by Carol Pitts last modified Oct 22, 2021 09:41 AM
October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and the Kansas Department of Corrections is partnering with the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) and others across the nation to bring awareness and share resources.

More prevalent than most realize, one in four women and one in seven men will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. Anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexual identity or orientation, or socio-economic status, can become a victim of domestic violence. Domestic violence is often thought about in terms of physical violence, but controlling behavior and other abusive tactics often begin long before any physical violence occurs.

If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse in a relationship, there is help available. For a complete listing of resources in Kansas, visit the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV) at or call the Kansas Crisis Hotline at 888.END.ABUSE (888.363.2287).  Please also feel free to contact the KDOC Office of Victim Services for more information .

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