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When “safer at home” isn’t true: What the order means for domestic violence victims

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Governor Tony Evers issued a “safer at home” order on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The order, which shuts down many non-essential businesses in the state, includes specific language when it comes to domestic violence victims and domestic violence shelters. The order states, “Individuals whose homes or residences are unsafe or become unsafe, such as victims… Continue Reading When “safer at home” isn’t true: What the order means for domestic violence victims

Advocates fear rise in domestic violence cases amid COVID-19 shutdowns

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Domestic violence advocates fear the current situation regarding COVID-19 may create the ‘perfect storm’ for a rise in domestic violence cases. “Because we are self-isolating, and particularly if the abusive person is self-isolating and has immediate proximity to the victim or survivor, there are various ways in which the risk element may go up,” said… Continue Reading Advocates fear rise in domestic violence cases amid COVID-19 shutdowns