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Spillover of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence does not stay home when the victim leaves for the day. It can follow them to the grocery store, school, children’s activities and most often work. Domestic violence is very dangerous and can escalate so quickly. One issue that we see often at our office, is victim’s scared that someone else will be harmed, that they may come to their work, or even lose their job because of the abuse. It is important that as a community we are educated on domestic violence and how it can spillover in our community.

Deputy States Attorney Jodi Brown, Captain Dave McNeil from the Aberdeen Police Department and Brittany DesLauriers Rural Advocate at Safe Harbor have a mission to educate the community on this issue. Together with our experience  working with victims of domestic violence we have put together an 8 hour training to cover how: domestic violence not only affects the victim but the community as a whole, safety and security issues, legal and liability concerns, how you can make a difference and so much more.

All businesses should be aware of how domestic violence spills-over into the workplace and the liabilities they could face. It is key that not only is there a policy about harassment, but also about domestic violence.It is also extremely important that each employee understands these policies. Domestic violence is not just a victim’s issue, but a community issue and it is important that we are educated. The training will be on May 29th ¬†from 8am-5pm with a break for lunch at the Aberdeen Police Department Community Room. We will also be offering CEU’s. If you have questions or would like to register please email or call 605-226-1212.