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Welcome to Our Own Voices Live with your hosts: Angela Thomas and Rodney Smith with special Guess’: Rhachelle Nicol' and I.S.I.S., The Goddess of Poetry
Our Topic(s) today: “Domestic Violence.” If you have a question, comment or just want to listen, give us a call: (347) 826-9600 Near a computer you can listen in or chat with us here: www.blogtalkradio.com/our-own-voices/2013/10/12/domestic-violence
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Is domestic violence a national health emergency?
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH, 2013
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Since the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) nearly 20 years ago, our Nation's response to domestic violence has greatly improved. What was too often seen as a private matter best hidden behind closed doors is now an established issue of national concern. We have changed our laws, transformed our culture, and improved support services for survivors. We have seen a significant drop in domestic violence homicides and improved training for police, prosecutors, and advocates. Yet we must do more to provide protection and justice for survivors and to prevent violence from occurring. During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we stand with domestic abuse survivors, celebrate our Nation's progress in combatting these despicable crimes, and resolve to carry on until domestic violence is no more.
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