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October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month

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BARRON, Wisconsin (WQOW) - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Law enforcement is hoping people will have conversations about something that often goes unreported.  Last year in Wisconsin, 40 people died because of domestic abuse. Studies show more than 50 percent of victims never seek help.

Kristy Moran  a Barron County Domestic Abuse Advocate says, "Nobody deserves to be abused no matter who you are. And victims go far reaching, it's not only the victim of that incident but it's the children who are hearing it, it's the community as a whole and I believe that the message needs to be that one is too many."

 If you, or someone you know needs help there is a free, 24-hour hotline you can call:  1-800-799-SAFE.

 

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