Connections: An update on how the pandemic has affected rates of domestic violence & sexual assault
According to a new report for the Council on Criminal Justice, during lockdowns, rates of domestic violence rose by an average of about eight percent in the U.S. and across the globe. The data represents people who were able to seek help.
In October, we were joined by representatives from RESOLVE of Greater Rochester and Willow Domestic Violence Center to discuss how social isolation, unemployment, and stay at home orders were impacting victims of violence and assault. We reexamine the issue now, more than a year into the pandemic. We also discuss how to help people who may be seeking help.
- Mary Whittier, interim CEO of RESOLVE of Greater Rochester
- Meaghan de Chateauvieux, president and CEO of Willow Domestic Violence Center
- "Marie", intimate partner abuse survivor