The Tennessee initiative is the latest in a series of state laws
, including in アーカンソー, イリノイ
, that enlist cosmetologists to complete training on how to identify signs of domestic abuse
“Working with barbers and stylists is a great idea,” said Kiersten Stewart, the director of public policy and advocacy for Futures Without Violence, a nonprofit organization that works to end domestic and sexual violence. “Victims of domestic violence often reach out to people they know first. They’re far more likely to talk to a trusted friend or a community member or family member before they might ever go to law enforcement.”
毎年, 以上 12 million women and men are victims of intimate partner violence in the US
, による National Domestic Violence Hotline.
And domestic violence hotlines receive more than
20,000 calls on a typical day
, による National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
で analysis of data from multiple cities
, the NCCCJ reported that incidents increased
8.1% after the imposition of lockdowns orders in
別のレポートで, the commission reported a 9.7% increase in domestic violence calls during March and April of 2020.
現在, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act
— federal legislation aimed to combat domestic violence
— is stalled in the Senate but a group of bipartisan senators said last month they will introduce legislation in the next few weeks
Resources for victims of domestic violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline Call 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522
24/7. Can connect callers with local resources and immediate support
. Also available through online chat tool
National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673
Provided by RAINN
& Incest National Network
24/7. Also available through online chat tool
Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741741
Available 24/7 for victims of abuse and any other type of crisis.
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453
Available 24/7 に 170 different languages.
Office on Women’s Health Helpline 1-800-994-9662
A resource provided by the US Department of Health & ヒューマンサービス.