Every 3 seconds.
THAT'S THE RATE OF DOMESTIC ABUSE IN THE U.S.
IN OTHER WORDS, IN THE TIME IT'S TAKEN YOU
JUST TO READ UP TO THIS POINT, ANOTHER
4-5 PEOPLE HAVE JUST BECOME VICTIMS.
MORE THAN 10 MILLION EACH YEAR.*
~20 PER MINUTE.
These numbers can be shocking.
Maybe hard to grasp.
But what they absolutely cannot be is dismissed,
because every number has a name.
Something must be done to provide victims of domestic violence
the resources that offer protection, safety, and, ultimately,
the peace of mind to no longer live in fear.
Now, something is being done.
On June 25, 2020, the North Carolina State Legislature passed a critical bill that allocates federal funding to the Department of Public Safety, Division of Administrator. These funds will be used to provide a grant to Caitlyn's Courage to address domestic violence head-on with technology.
House Bill 1023 earmarks $3.5 million in federal COVID-19 stimulus funds toward the development and implementation of a GPS monitoring program aimed at reducing interaction between domestic violence victims and the accused. The program alerts both parties when they are in close proximity, either by mistake or intentionally. A third-party 24-hour monitoring entity is also alerted and can intervene...