**THE SURVEY ENDED ON 2/5/2024**
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Douglas County Launches Survey to Enhance Support for Domestic Violence Survivors
[Douglas County] – Statistics reveal that approximately 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experience domestic violence in their lifetime. As law enforcement intensifies efforts to combat this crime in Douglas County, parallel initiatives are underway to better understand and address the needs of survivors.
To contribute to this crucial mission, Douglas County invites individuals with direct or indirect connections to domestic violence to participate in an anonymous online survey. The online survey, available until February 5, 2024, aims to gather valuable information about the requirements and resources essential for supporting survivors and their families.
Taking approximately 10 minutes to complete, the survey focuses on four key areas: service offerings and accessibility, training or technical assistance needs, partnerships and collaboration within Douglas County, and community priorities and investments.
Survey responses will be combined with data from focus groups, interviews with experts, and thorough data analysis to compile a comprehensive report with recommended next steps.
“We recognize the courage it takes to share personal experiences, but your story could be instrumental in helping others,” says Douglas County Sheriff Darren Weekly. “Whether you have experienced domestic violence firsthand or have a connection through a friend, family member, or work, your insights are invaluable.”
For those currently facing domestic violence situations, immediate action is encouraged. Victims can report to law enforcement by dialing 9-1-1 or texting 9-1-1 in emergencies. For non-emergency situations, contact the Dispatch at 303-660-7500.
Additional resources are available through the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Victim Assistance Advocate at 303-660-7535. Individuals needing support but not ready to report to law enforcement can reach out to The Crisis Center 24/7 hotline at 303-688-8484.
Join Douglas County in the fight against domestic violence – your participation in the survey could make a significant impact on the lives of survivors and contribute to building a safer community.