The Causes Of Domestic Violence In The United States

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By definition, domestic violence can be defined as a pattern or abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power or control over another intimate partner. According to the United States Department of Justice, domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions. Although domestic violence exists within all cultures and ethnicities, in the United States today, South Carolina is ranked first among states for women murdered by men this according to the Violence Policy Center. The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) works to provide a safe haven for women who are trapped within these types of relationships in order to alleviate …show more content…
This can be attributed to “high rates of poverty, poor education, limited job resources, language barriers, and fear of deportation increase their difficulty finding help and support services.” The Violence Policy Center found African American women are disproportionally affected by domestic violence as compared to Caucasian American women. They are murdered two and a half more times than white women. in most cases, African American women are more likely to be killed by their spouse, an intimate acquaintance, or a family member than by a stranger. Furthermore, the age in which these women are dying is even more alarming. Black females between the ages of 18 and under accounted for about 10 percent of deaths due to domestic violence. four percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age of a black female homicide victims was 34 years old. SCCADVASA serves Latina women, Asian and Pacific Islander Women, Native American Community, and Refugee and Immigrant …show more content…
According to 2014 financial report, SCCADVASA spent $402,694 on payroll and related expenses, $55,923 on conferences and meetings, $46,669 on contact labor, $45,115 on program expense, $43,685 on occupancy, $40,146 general and administrative, $11,736 on travel, $7,255 on legal and professional, and $5,089 on insurance. Other expenses come from trainings and conferences. Their experience staff work to provide online training showing the impact of domestic violence on survivors. Those who served in law enforcement, victim service providers, social workers, and attorneys can gain credit hours by attending.
Considering the situation, there are not many special provisions for a battered woman and child/children need to live in women’s shelter home like what SCCADVASA offers. If you are being abused, physically, emotionally, financially, or sexually you can go to seek refuge from any one of SCCADVASA member organization. The things to remember to bring if you are able to organize yourself before leaving is a valid driver’s license, passport, social security card, birth certificate, personal hygiene items, and clothes up to wear up to a

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