blog home Order of Protection Raise Domestic Violence Awareness, Help Victims

Raise Domestic Violence Awareness, Help Victims

By Nottage and Ward on October 5, 2011

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and has been for the last 24 years. Helping battered women and children find the support they need to end and overcome the abuse that they’ve suffered is the goal of the National Coalition Against Violence (NCADV).

Domestic violence, also referred to as Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), is the willful physical assault, sexual assault, battery, intimidation, and/or other abusive behavior committed by an intimate partner against another. This abusive behavior can last a lifetime and results in psychological trauma, bodily injury, and even death. According to the NCADV, most domestic violence cases are never reported to law enforcement, which is why raising awareness is so important in helping battered individuals find the support they need.

The NCADV encourages everyone to participate in activities that can facilitate the personal and societal changes necessary to end domestic violence for good. A few suggestions include:

  • Ribbon Campaign – Distribute purple ribbons to people in your community.
  • Church Campaign – Ask religious institutions in your area to address the issue of domestic violence.
  • Chili Cook-Off – Invite teams, individual cooks, and even restaurants to compete in a chili contest. Have entertainment, open chili tasting to the public, and prizes for the best chili. All proceeds would benefit the local women’s and/or children’s shelter.

If you or a loved one is being physically and/or emotionally abused by an intimate partner, the most important step is for the victim to be removed from the situation. At Nottage and Ward, our experienced Chicago order of protection attorneys help victims of domestic violence stay safe while they pursue divorce. Domestic violence is inexcusable and undeserving, and we will do everything within our power to ensure that you and/or your children are protected. Contact us today for a confidential consultation at (312) 332-2915.

Related Articles:

Little Black Pearl The Business of ArtWe are proud sponsors of Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center.

To learn more, click here.

Friends of the Chicago RiverProud Member of Friends of the Chicago River.

To learn more, click here.

Client Reviews

Five Stars5 Leslie has been the strongest representation I could ask for

Leslie has been the strongest representation I could ask for in a very complicated, emotional matter. She has continuously looked out for my best interest and the best interest of my son. She is always prompt in getting back to me and in keeping me well informed about my case.

Read More Client Reviews

Avvo Top Contributor Family Law - Jeffrey Knipmeyer
Avvo Top Contributor Divorce Law - Jeffrey Knipmeyer