President's Message October/November 2020

Protecting Families During the Pandemic

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence recently reported that one in three women in the United States have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. According to the study When Men Murder Women by the Violence Policy Center, Louisiana is ranked 2nd highest in the nation for homicides related to domestic abuse. Domestic violence cuts across family, racial, and socioeconomic lines-impacting individuals regardless of race, age, or economic stature.

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