TALLAHASSEE.—Attorney Standard Ashley Moody is recognizing October as Nationwide Domestic Violence Consciousness Thirty day period by reminding victims of domestic violence that assistance is nevertheless accessible to them amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With many Floridians restricting social and qualified interactions to quit the distribute of the novel coronavirus, domestic violence can be even more durable to detect—and victims may possibly not know in which to turn for help. Victims do not want to isolate with their abusers and abuse counselors have tailored to the pandemic to supply much more communication sources for victims. Advocates can be attained 24/7, 365 times a year as a result of the Florida Domestic Violence Hotline by contacting 1(800) 500-1119. 

Lawyer Ashley Common Moody said, “With symptoms that domestic violence instances may possibly be on the increase amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it is additional critical than at any time for victims of domestic violence to know they have our support and that enable is accessible. Domestic violence shelters across the state are open and advocates are available 24/7 to present security to victims and their people with protocols to safeguard towards COVID-19 in location. If you or anyone you know are a target of domestic violence, know you are not alone. Make sure you reach out for support.”