NPR: Reports of Domestic Violence Rise In Recent Weeks Amid Coronavirus Lockdowns
Centers for domestic violence victims had to stop offering some services when the stay at home orders were enacted, just like the rest of the country. After the lockdown, some centers were in contact less with survivors because the survivors situations had changed at home – they were now in situations where they were around their abuser all day, so may have had less time away from their abuse to reach out to their support systems. Now, one center in Boston is observing that the number of people reaching out has decreased, but the survivors’ individual situations have escalated to become much more severe.
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