Dear Friends,

Our Truth Team is still checking Fact Sheets for DV Awareness Month. This week we have the results of our second review. Unfortunately, the Futures Without Violence Fact Sheet is lacking, so we had to give them an F.

FWV reviewWhat’s disturbing about Fact Sheets that don’t mention the prevalence of mutual abuse, like the one on FWV’s website, is that they are putting more victims at risk.

More than half (58%) of all domestic violence is mutual, and a Centers for Disease Control survey found that injury was more than twice as likely in these cases. In other words, when domestic violence escalates, that’s when most injuries occur.

Please contact FWV and ask them to update their Fact Sheet with current, accurate, and complete data.

Contact Futures Without Violence today:

On behalf of everyone affected by domestic violence, thank you!

teri

Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
www.saveservices.org

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