Domestic violence has multiple victims and can be one of the most difficult crimes to handle. In states such as Vermont, similar to Maryland in size, statistics show that half of all homicides were due in part to domestic violence, many of those deaths including children. Domestic violence affects parents, children, relatives and friends. Often, one incident can cause a lifetime of emotional harm and physical pain.
The 2015 Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission Report
The 2015 Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission Report conducted by the state of Vermont examined domestic violence as one of the primary problems throughout the country.
Some of the key observations from the report are:
- The physical attack is only one part of the stress and emotional pain that domestic violence victims suffer through during abuse.
- The threat alone of violence can be traumatic, especially when a family member threatens someone with their own death, or to kill their children or other family members.
The report further states that law enforcement often has an especially difficult time handling domestic violence cases. The police officers often cannot get to the scene quickly enough. Once they arrive at the scene, a family’s individual dynamic can often make it hard for the officer to know how to handle each case. Many officers across the country are trained on how to handle these difficult situations, but due to the sensitivity of the issue, there are many unforeseeable events that can occur onsite.
In most cases, domestic violence is not about hurting someone but rather controlling the victim and exercising power. Moreover, domestic violence does not just apply to home situations but also impacts workplaces and even communities. One of the best ways to help a domestic violence victim is to let them know that they have someone to talk to about anything that is happening in their lives.
Towson Divorce Lawyers at Huesman, Jones & Miles, LLC Advocate for Domestic Abuse Victims
Towson divorce lawyers at Huesman, Jones & Miles, LLC understand domestic abuse law and family dynamics. We provide experienced advice to families going through the fear and consequences of domestic violence. We represent clients in Towson, Bel Air, Elliott City, Essex, Westminster and the Maryland counties of Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County. Please call Huesman, Jones & Miles, LLC at 443-589-0150 for a free case review, or contact us online today.