Dating violence awareness
This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy. Programs that teach young people skills for dating can prevent violence.
These programs can stop violence in dating relationships before it occurs.
Businesses also have joined the national fight against violence.
Read more Peace Works, a prevention education project of the DVCC, believes the prevention of violence in our society begins with the education of children.
The DVCC has two residences that provide temporary shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children.
Our goals are, first, to ensure the safety of residents and, second, to help equip them for an independent and self-reliant existence after they leave the Safe House.
In addition to enhancing criminal and civil justice and community-based responses to violence, VAWA 2005 created notable new focus areas such as: VAWA’s effectiveness is evident in the progress that has been made since implementation.
We know that local, state, and national laws are changing; programs, businesses, and communities are responding to victims’ needs; and studies show that rates of violence and reporting of crime are changing.