31 Facts for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 18, 2016
 
May 22, 2017, marks the 80th Anniversary of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
 
For nearly a century, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ (NCJFCJ) mission to “improve the lives of the families and children who seek justice” has been a guiding principle in our work for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For our annual 2016 Domestic Violence Fact Sheet, the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody (a project of the NCJFCJ) seeks to honor survivors from different communities and backgrounds while also underscoring the impact domestic violence has on all victims.
 
The 2016 Domestic Violence Fact Sheet highlights the impact domestic violence has on victims, with special emphasis on domestic violence as it relates to communities of color, individuals who are disabled or affected by mental illness, children, LGBTQ victims, and tribal communities.
 
If you have any questions about these facts or domestic violence, please visit our website at rcdvcpc.org or call us at 1-800-52-PEACE. Also, please use the links at the end of this fact sheet to visit our partners within the Domestic Violence Resource Network (DVRN).
 
On behalf of the staff of the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody, and all of the members of the NCJFCJ, we hope this fact sheet is helpful to your ongoing work with survivors and their families.