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Thread #37057   Message #515555
Posted By: Joe Offer
26-Jul-01 - 11:01 PM
Thread Name: Suspect Physical Abuse--What to do?
Subject: RE: Suspect Physical Abuse--What to do?
Hi - I'd say that shelter is the first place to ask. You can talk with them on a confidential basis and give them specific information. If the victim is an adult and is not willing to cooperate, there's not much you can do from a legal standpoint.
It's certainly a commonplace problem. I do volunteer work at a women's center, and many of our guests are victims of abuse. Last month, one was shot and killed in a domestic violence incident. Our center is in the poor part of town, but domestic violence happens everywhere.
-Joe offer-