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"It's time to talk" about countering domestic violence

Tue, 02 Oct 2012 17:21:11 CDT
By: Charlie Schlenker

Domestic violence workers say about 21% of people in the workforce say they are victims of domestic violence. And Kim Wells of the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence says that hasn't changed much in recent years. Wells tells reporters during a Time To Talk day event that some businesses still don't feel comfortable addressing the issue.

"Somtimes their concern is, if we talk about domestic violence at this work place, somebody's going to think that means, 'oh, we have a problem' instead of thinking we're being proactive about having a solution."

There are more than 2,500 domestic violence reports to urban law enforcement agencies in McLean County each year. Incoming State's Attorney Jason Chambers says every person is who they are because of the home life they grew up in and more needs to be done to make that home life wholesome. Chambers says it's important to pay attention to warning signs of trauma and abuse.

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