Study Suggests Prevention Strategies Can Curb Domestic And Sexual Violence Rates

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

by Katie Basile

"Over a hundred people gathered in Anchorage recently to talk about ways to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault. 

...Seven years ago, then-Governor Sean Parnell called Alaska's high rate of domestic violence and sexual assault an epidemic and pledged to stop it. Instead of emphasizing punishment for perpetrators, the Governor talked about prevention. Though those in the field have long advocated for it, Governor Parnell's pledge marked an official shift in statewide strategies towards preventing violence before it happens.  

Now, years later, those meeting at the Prevention Summit in Anchorage finally have something to celebrate. The numbers seem to show that prevention works."

Read the full article here.

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