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Domestic Violence: It's Your Business
Domestic violence in the home often spills over into the workplace and, according to the CDC, costs employers over $727 million in lost productivity each year. The word "domestic" implies that violence happens behind closed doors, but victims of domestic violence are impacted in both their home and work lives.
The Georgia Domestic Violence Fatality Review Projectisa joint initiative of the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV) and the Georgia Commission on Family Violence.
1 IN 4 GEORGIA WOMEN ABUSED
HOW DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AFFECTS YOUR BUSINESS
IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REALLY A CONCERN AT MY WORKPLACE?
The U.S. Department of Justice reports that 18,700 violent incidents are committed each year by an intimate partner in the workplace. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, homicide is the leading cause of death for women on the job, and 20% of those murders are at the hands of their intimate partners. Since domestic violence affects all socio-economic groups, ethnic groups, races and cultures equally, domestic violence awareness is something we believe will be useful to your workforce.
SIMPLE WAYS YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT YOUR WORKPLACE
To learn more about the Georgia Domestic Violence Fatality Review Project's Workplace Initiative, please contact Taylor Tabb, GCADV Fatality Review Coordinator, at 404-209-0280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please call Georgia's 24-Hour Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-33-HAVEN (1-800-334-2836).