October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Gilbert and around the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Justice, one in four women has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime. Gilbert is looking to raise awareness about the resources and organizations that are available to provide critical advocacy, services, and assistance to victims.
Gilbert offers a Domestic Violence and Counseling program. This program provides an assessment, counseling, court monitoring, and referral for both victims and offenders of domestic violence. The assessment looks at any prior history of domestic violence, substance abuse, self-esteem, and the relationship between the offender and the victim. Clients are assessed and referred to the most appropriate counseling program. For additional information, please contact (480) 635-7701.
Follow @GilbertPolice on Twitter as well as on Facebook throughout the month of October for additional information on domestic violence and tips on how to prevent it.