Do Domestic Crimes Really Spike During the Holidays?

It seems to make sense that domestic crimes would spike over the holidays. Tensions may be up, stress can be high, and there may even be a bit more alcohol consumed than usual. The truth of the matter, though, is that the spike of domestic crimes dur...

How to Combat Domestic Violence as a Community

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is estimated that nearly one-third of all women and approximately one in 12 men will have or will experience domestic violence. Even one person falling victim to intimate partner abuse is too many. The...

What You Need to Know About Domestic Crimes

In decades past, a domestic dispute between a couple was considered a personal matter best left inside the walls of the home and not up for police scrutiny. In more recent years, domestic crimes have been taken more seriously, and rightfully so. Even...

Why Does Domestic Violence Happen?

Domestic violence is also called domestic abuse. It typically begins when one partner feels the need, for whatever reason, to dominate or control the other. Abuse is rarely about the victim, and almost always about the perpetrator. There is no just r...

How and When to File a Temporary Protective Order

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One of the most important tools in the fight against domestic violence is the temporary protection order, or TPO. There are different types of family violence protective orders available in Georgia. These...

Not All Domestic Violence is the Same

Domestic violence is a serious crime. Victims of abuse may deal with lifelong issues, both mental and physical, after suffering at the hands of a batterer. Those charged with the crime may spend time in prison, pay thousands in fines, and find it dif...