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How Do I Report Domestic Violence?
How to Successfully Report Domestic Abuse
Knowing where to turn when you have been the victim of domestic abuse often leaves the person with a ton of questions, but sometimes the most important one is How do I report domestic violence? Domestic violence survivors often experience a wide range of emotions not only while they are still engaging in the abusive relationship but after they have finally decided to get away, so when they finally are able to break free from the bad relationship they are sometimes starting completely over and don’t know how to start mending the damage that has been done to them.
Use Your Computer or Cellphone
When the survivor finally works up the courage to ask the tough questions, they need to know that there are several places for them to get the help they need. In this day and age of everything being available on either your computer or cell phone, there are a lot of different places for victims to start their search. Any of the big search engines will deliver you a wide variety of results when you search How do I report domestic violence?
Call the Police & Get the Help that You Need
Some of these answers and solutions vary from calling a church or a family member. However, if you are still experiencing domestic abuse, the first call you need to make, is to the police station or sheriff’s office. This is crucial, especially if you are still in danger or at risk of the abuse happening again. A lot of towns and cities have specific steps that are taken when there has been a domestic incident. Once you have reported the domestic abuse to the police by calling 911, or the non-emergency line if you are safe at the time of the phone call, then it becomes time to report it to other people, and get the help for the recovery that you need.
Ask for Help
You might be thinking, I’ve already told the police, there’s no one else that needs to know. Which isn’t exactly the case. Much of the time men and women who are the abusive partners in these situations have a lot of the other people in their lives fooled about what really happens behind closed doors. After you have made sure that you are safe yourself, and have contacted the police then you need to get help for yourself. Get yourself out of the situation so it won’t happen again. Contact a women/men’s shelter and report the abuse, don’t be afraid to ask for help. You need to report what has been going on to other people in the abuser’s life so that they know what has really been going on.