Journalists not only have the opportunity to shape conversation around intimate partner violence, but they also have the opportunity to let readers know where they can get help.
"In a statement announcing the indictment, District Attorney Michael E. McMahon encouraged victims of domestic abuse to contact their local police precinct, call his office at 718-876-6300 or dial 1-800-621-HOPE (4673) for the New York City Domestic Violence Hotline." (Staten Island Advance, 4/1/16)
Local resources and services
In an emergency, dial 911. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, call 311 and ask for the City's 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline.
People experiencing intimate partner violence, elder abuse, or sex trafficking can also walk into any of the New York City Family Justice Centers to receive FREE and CONFIDENTIAL assistance. Learn more about the Family Justice Centers.
For additional information on local services, search the New York City Resource Directory of Domestic Violence Services.
How the general public can help someone experiencing intimate partner violence
Because intimate partner violence is a community issue rather than a personal one, there are actions the general public can take to help someone experiencing intimate partner violence. View our guide on how to help a person experiencing abuse.