Family Violence Center
Beyond Burglary Prevention
Neighborhood Watch is not a new concept - in fact it has become one of society's most effective tools to reduce residential burglary.
Neighborhood Watch is very simple - neighbors get to know each other and work together in a program of mutual assistance. They are trained to recognize and report suspicious activities in their neighborhoods.
But Neighborhood Watch can do much more than just help reduce theft and burglary.
Now neighbors are being taught to detect another kind of residential crime family violence.
What Is Family Violence?
Family violence consists of abuse -physical or mental - of children, adults or seniors in a familial setting. Family violence is broken down into three major categories: child abuse, battered women, and elderly victimization. It is not uncommon that if one type of abuse is occurring within a home, other abuse may be (or soon will be) taking place.
Through family violence reduction information, you can learn...
- To recognize signs of abuse
- How to contact family - help agencies; and
- How to help prevent family violence and abuse.