we go to find facts about domestic violence in our community?
way to build a strong case for taking action to stop domestic violence
is to draw attention to the incidence of violence in the local community.
Because people tend to overlook or deny that domestic violence happens
in their neighborhood, their family or their community, it may take
a compelling story or statement about local statistics to convince
residents that the issue does affect them and, consequently, that
their involvement is necessary to stop the violence. Reporting facts
about the extent of domestic violence and dating violence that occurs
in one's own city, town or county helps bring the issue closer to
How can we
make sure our work is inclusive?
is important to be sure that the views and concerns of all the diverse
groups that make up the local community are included in the CAT's
work--and especially in surveys and opinion polls that attempt to
capture the community's needs, perspectives and responsiveness.
There are several ways to plan for inclusiveness:
this module are Tips & Tools
for gathering information about the incidence of domestic violence
from public records and official sources within the local community
and for using these statistics and survey data to advance the campaign's
goals. Survey tools for gauging community members' knowledge and
concern about domestic violence and their readiness to take one
or more action steps are also included.