High profile cases of child abuse and family violence in recent media have raised awareness of what Family Compass witnesses every day – a crisis in our community and nation. Sadly, family violence is highly prevalent and predominately impacts our society’s most vulnerable – our children, women and the elderly as displayed below:
- 1 in 3 women will experience family violence in their lifetime
- 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are abused or neglected
The Texas Council on Family Violence recently released a report indicating that per capita, Dallas County is the most lethal region in Texas for domestic violence. The Department of Family Protective Services indicates that 17 children lost their lives to abuse or neglect last year. With these statistics in mind, one must ask “when will we stop operating business as usual”.
Family Compass offers evidence-based services that are proven effective to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect, encourage healthy relationships between parents and improve overall family functionality. There is another way. Be a part of critical change in our community and embrace a zero tolerance stance on family violence and widespread access to prevention and early intervention services by supporting Family Compass with your time, talent and resources today!