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"We need to wake people up to the attitudes and actions that continue to keep victims at risk and our cities, towns and cultural communities unsafe." ~ Paulo Pinto, MPA, Executive Director, MAPS - Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers

Domestic Violence Census

JDI organizes domestic violence programs in Massachusetts to participate in the Domestic Violence Counts: National Census of Domestic Violence Services (Census) conducted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence. This one-day, unduplicated count of adults and children seeking domestic violence services in the U.S., documents the number of individuals who sought services, the types of services requested, the number of service requests that went unmet because of lack of resources, and the issues and barriers that domestic violence programs are facing as they strive to provide services to victims of domestic violence.

 

Most recent Domestic Violence Counts: Massachusetts Summary

The 2012 DV Census took place on September 12, 2011. In Massachusetts, 54 programs (100%)  reported providing services to a staggering 1,752 adults and children on that one day. However, on that same day, these programs reported 443 unmet requests for services. Over 86% of these unmet requests for services were for domestic violence emergency shelter and housing.

Download the summary and learn more about the needs of domestic violence victims and their families and the efforts of local domestic violence programs to respond and provide support and safety.

Domestic Violence Census History

Domestic Violence Census Background

2012 marks the seventh anniversary of the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s 24-hour census, called DV Counts. Domestic violence programs from all fifty states and U.S. territories voluntarily participate in this event, reporting on the number of victims and survivors served in a 24-hour period. The census is a “snapshot” of the need for domestic violence services—and a record of the number of unmet needs reported nationally.

The full National Domestic Violence Counts for current and prior years along with summaries for each U.S. state and territory are available online at http://www.nnedv.org/census.   Note that the census took place the year prior to the report's release.

 


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