The numbers are chilling: One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, according to the National Coalition against Domestic Violence. A U.S. Senate report states that “domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44 in the United States.”
Area groups are bringing that topic to light again because October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month - a time when advocates, victims and community members join together to talk about and help prevent domestic violence and sexual assault in the U.S.
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