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At a Multnomah County Commissioners board meeting on October 7, 2010, commissioners declared that October be Domestic Violence Awareness Month.[http://web.multco.us/news/board-declares-october-domestic-violence-awareness-month]
 
At a Multnomah County Commissioners board meeting on October 7, 2010, commissioners declared that October be Domestic Violence Awareness Month.[http://web.multco.us/news/board-declares-october-domestic-violence-awareness-month]
  
In 2008, 17 deaths in Oregon were associated with domestic violence. In 2009, that number jumped to 39. In 2010, investigators have already linked 43 deaths to domestic violence.
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In 2008, 17 deaths in Oregon were associated with domestic violence. In 2009, that number jumped to 39. In 2010, investigators linked at least 43 deaths to domestic violence.
  
 
===Legal system===
 
===Legal system===
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===Regional services===
 
===Regional services===
The need for domestic violence emergency shelters in the Portland remains high. Nine out of ten survivors who call crisis lines are turned down because of no bed space.
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Area shelters and county services for domestic violence victims have to turn away 17,000 people a year. There has not been an increase in funding in over 10 years.
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In a national survey conducted on Sept. 15, 2010, Multnomah County offered 45 emergency beds for single women, and 55 for women with children, for 100 total beds. That same day county-wide, services had to turn away 89 requests for beds.
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The need for domestic violence emergency shelters in the Portland remains high. Nine out of 10 survivors who call crisis lines are turned down because of no bed space.
 
     * In Oregon, 48 percent of domestic violence survivors remain in an abusive relationship because they don’t have a safe, affordable place to live.
 
     * In Oregon, 48 percent of domestic violence survivors remain in an abusive relationship because they don’t have a safe, affordable place to live.
 
     * Last year, 76 percent of the individuals we served were under a direct death threat from an abuser before coming to our shelter.
 
     * Last year, 76 percent of the individuals we served were under a direct death threat from an abuser before coming to our shelter.
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     * Seven percent had spent one or more nights in a hospital for abuse injuries.
 
     * Seven percent had spent one or more nights in a hospital for abuse injuries.
 
     * Thirty percent had been temporarily or permanently disabled from injuries due to abuse.[http://bradleyangle.org/services/emergency-services/]
 
     * Thirty percent had been temporarily or permanently disabled from injuries due to abuse.[http://bradleyangle.org/services/emergency-services/]
 
 
Shelter is absolute necessity to escape abuse
 
50% increase in fatalities in county & state last year
 
turn away 17,000 a year
 
no increase in funding in over 10 years
 
 
National survey: Sept. 15
 
emergency 45: single women, 55 with children — 100 total
 
turned away 89 requests for beds that same day
 

Revision as of 00:05, 25 April 2011

Domestic violence is classified by Multnomah County as a "pattern of assault and coercive behaviors, that batterers use in relationships to gain power & control over their intimate partners."[1]

At a Multnomah County Commissioners board meeting on October 7, 2010, commissioners declared that October be Domestic Violence Awareness Month.[2]

In 2008, 17 deaths in Oregon were associated with domestic violence. In 2009, that number jumped to 39. In 2010, investigators linked at least 43 deaths to domestic violence.

Legal system

If you were arrested in Oregon for a serious felony charge or a domestic violence offense, you will most likely be booked into custody and brought before a judge the next business day.[3]

Regional services

Area shelters and county services for domestic violence victims have to turn away 17,000 people a year. There has not been an increase in funding in over 10 years.

In a national survey conducted on Sept. 15, 2010, Multnomah County offered 45 emergency beds for single women, and 55 for women with children, for 100 total beds. That same day county-wide, services had to turn away 89 requests for beds.

The need for domestic violence emergency shelters in the Portland remains high. Nine out of 10 survivors who call crisis lines are turned down because of no bed space.

   * In Oregon, 48 percent of domestic violence survivors remain in an abusive relationship because they don’t have a safe, affordable place to live.
   * Last year, 76 percent of the individuals we served were under a direct death threat from an abuser before coming to our shelter.
   * Twenty-six percent of adult shelter residents had visited a hospital emergency room for abuse injuries within the past year.
   * Seven percent had spent one or more nights in a hospital for abuse injuries.
   * Thirty percent had been temporarily or permanently disabled from injuries due to abuse.[4]