Believe it or not, family homes aren’t the only places in which domestic violence occurs. Recent studies are showing that today there are more and more high school relationships that have violent boyfriends. It is important to note that domestic violence can come from either a male or female, this article is merely addressing a specific issue as reported by the News Observer about abusive teenage relationships. According to their article, there is a growing concern specifically with high school relationships and females who are being violently beaten up by their boyfriends.
According to Rita Kaur, the director of training and education for the InterAct group, states that 1 in every 10 girls in a high school relationship fall victim to domestic violence at least once. The InterAct group is an organization that helps victims of domestic violence by way of offering shelter and helpful information for them to move forward. The aforementioned statistic is specifically for girls who have been physically hit by their boyfriends, the number increases significantly when counting those who are victims of emotional and psychological abuse.
The InterAct group recently sponsored a walk for awareness in Raleigh, North Carolina to raise awareness about domestic violence in their community. This walk was in light of the deaths of six different women in Wake County who were killed by their husbands or boyfriend between now and May of this year. Domestic violence is a tragic truth that is plaguing our very world, and those who are victims often feel as though their lovers will change eventually, or they fear speaking up.
Whatever the case may be for you, know that you don’t have to be a victim any longer. Contact an attorney with Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich today to discuss steps for legal action to protect you from domestic violence. We understand how hard this situation may be for you, but your very life may be at risk and we want to help you. If you are a teen or adult being abused by your boyfriend or girlfriend, or a victim being abused by your spouse, we want to come alongside you in this difficult time.
At our firm we can help you file for a restraining order including emergency protective orders, civil harassment orders, criminal protective orders and domestic violence temporary restraining orders as well. Whatever the situation may be for you, our firm is prepared to do what it takes to protect you and your rights. Domestic violence can be defined in various categories including physical abuse such as beating and throwing, etc. It also includes sexual abused, verbal and emotional abuse as well as economic abuse such as withholding resources from you. Whichever category you fall under, we want to help you. Contact us today for more information!