|GOAL: People of all ages in Marathon County have zero tolerance for relationship violence
WHY IT MATTERS
Relationship and sexual violence impacts a victim's ability to learn, nurture, and enjoy everyday activities. Bystanders and witnesses are also affected by this costly pervasive problem. A zero tolerance approach to relationship violence sends a clear message to victims and perpetrators that Marathon County is committed to breaking the cycle of violence.
- In 2010, our community’s domestic violence shelter served 2,163 women, 396 children and 313 men
- In 2010, there were 704 reported incidences of domestic abuse and 132 of sexual assault
- Approximately 70% of the individuals in batterers’ treatment in Marathon County report having experienced or been exposed to relationship violence as a child
- Support perpetrator treatment and after-care programs to reduce partner violence re-offenses
- Serve on the Marathon County Domestic Abuse Intervention Team, a group focused on stopping domestic violence
- Fund domestic violence and sexual assault intervention, prevention programs and legal assistance
- Provide confidential information and referral to domestic violence services
- A safety plan was developed by 85.6% of domestic violence victims accessing services
- Two years post treatment, 84% of men completing a batterers program remained arrest free
- 100% of batterers did not re-offend while participating in child visitation and trauma prevention programming
For more information on United Way's efforts to reduce domestic violence in Marathon County, please contact JoAnn Janikowski at 715-848-2927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.