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Chicago residents also can help victims experiencing family violence. Studies have shown that victims of family violence often rely on family, friends, and community members before they reach out to professional service providers. This means that members of the community play an important role in early identification and response to victims of family violence. The Domestic Violence Division offers the following recommendations as ways that the community can help address domestic violence.
Be informed and inform others:
Speak out about the issue:
Inform youth and school administrators:
Volunteer your time
Assist service providers:
Assist the responder community:
Advocate for the issue
In the community:
Respond to violence
Recognize that domestic violence has a serious and negative impact on the quality of life in our city. It is everybody's Distribute Community Action Posters by clicking on the this link: Community Action