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 2018 DV Census took place on September 13, 2018 and data was released in 2019. In Massachusetts, 48 out of 48 identified domestic violence programs (100%) reported providing services to a staggering 1,785 adults and children on that one day. Sadly, on that same day, these programs reported 299 unmet requests for services ranging from housing and emergency shelter to attorney/legal representation.
Download the 2018 DV Counts Massachusetts 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
Any day now we will release the 2015 DV Counts. This marks the tenth anniversary of the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s 24-hour census. 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.