If you are member of the media and need assistance please contact our Marketing/PR Committee Chair clicking here. There is no guarantee of being able to interview a domestic violence survivor because of safety. When appropriate, we can ask if any current clients are willing to speak on the record anonymously, but we place safety first before any media interaction. 

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  • How to help a relative with domestic violence or sexual assault

     

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Tips for Media Interviews

Working with women experiencing violence:

Key Principles

  • Let the survivor know that she is not to blame for the violence.

  • Tell her that there is no acceptable justification for violence.

  • Remember that the survivor has tried other options and has finally come to police.

  • Assure her of your support.

  • Maintain the rules of confidentiality and disclosure which you agreed on with her.

  • Do not make promises to her if you are not able to follow through.

  • Interview the survivor in private; do not allow others to comment on the case.

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