16 Days of Action against Domestic Violence does exactly what it says on the tin. Organisations across the globe will be posting on social media over the 16 days to raise awareness about domestic abuse to as many people as possible.
Between Sunday 25 November and Monday 10 December social media messages will go out far and wide highlighting the different aspects of domestic abuse, including amongst others, subjects such as Mental Health, Elder Abuse, LGBT violence and Stalking.
The States of Jersey Police will be supporting this campaign and with partners, will be sharing and posting to our own social media sites. We want to make sure that everyone knows where to go to get help in Jersey, whether that be for themselves, or for a friend or family member.
We’ll be highlighting different pathways and websites that offer support and information for anyone affected by domestic abuse across our community.
In previous years SoJP have supported the White Ribbon campaign, a movement against violence towards women and girls and last November we hosted our #SittingRightWithYou campaign against domestic abuse.
Year on year the police respond to approximately 1000 domestic abuse incidents.
As a result of this campaign, one of our actions during December will be to have a dedicated domestic abuse support unit on hand, ready to assist uniformed officers at any domestic incidents that are reported to police. This extra unit will provide additional focus towards all aspects of such reports, with the aim of maximising a positive outcome for the victims of such crime.
Detective Chief Inspector Chris Beechey said: “Domestic Abuse continues to impact significantly upon many members of our community and we need to continue to work together to ensure that no-one feels that they are beyond help. Such abuse is a major crime and whilst comprehensive services are available in Jersey to help, it is important that we do everything we can to remind everyone of the suffering associated with this type of offending. We hope that by supporting this campaign we can promote the associated messages and point those that need it in the Island to the services best suited to help.”
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