Column: Battle against abuse never ends



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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, although, of course, the scourge of domestic violence occurs each month, each day, of the year.

That’s something to keep in mind as attention is paid to Turning Point and other organizations around Indiana and across the nation as they embark on annual fundraising campaigns and present their annual awards. The need continues throughout the year. The work of volunteers and others is needed around the clock and throughout the year.

This year, Indiana Domestic Violence Network and other groups are promoting the Indiana Says NO MORE program.

“Indiana Says NO MORE highlights and harnesses the power of the companies and organizations that make up our community, a dynamic community filled with people committed to making the world a better place,” said Julie Marsh, CEO of the Domestic Violence Network. “We want to spark dialogue and move the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault higher on the public’s agenda.”

Dr. T. Neil Moore, director of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, earlier reported the National Coalition against Domestic Violence identifies domestic violence as the “willful intimidation, physical assault, sexual assault or other abusive behavior by an intimate partner or family member against another.”

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