Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Meg Myers, Director, Domestic Violence and Family Resource Programs, MACSC

(518) 664-8322 x314

Mechanicville, NY September 26, 2014…National news stories appear about the explosion of domestic violence. From professional athletes, to local offenders, domestic violence affects men, women, and children on a daily basis. Whether or not it’s referred to as battering, family abuse, or intimate partner violence, domestic violence is a physical, emotional and/or psychological behavior that one person uses to gain power and control over another in a relationship.  In Mechanicville alone, a small city of one square mile, there was a 32% increase in domestic incident reports filed by police officers in 2012.  Throughout the country, there are millions of stories about the abuse of real people. According to the Allstate Foundation Poll on Domestic Violence, 74 percent of Americans know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence.

Read the entire article in the Oct. 9th edition of the Express.