You can also get involved by:
Contacting your Legislative and Congressional representatives to encourage them to address domestic violence by increasing support for victims through legislation which helps law enforcement respond more quickly and by funding programs to help abusers come to terms with their actions and behavior, ultimately making families healthier and communities safer.
Be aware that the glamorization of violence in media affects cultural norms. Minimize the exposure of your children and loved ones to such images. Discuss the glamorization of violence in your family.
If you know a batterer, make him or her aware that this behavior is unacceptable and that assault, even in one's home, is a criminal offense. Help is available for those who want to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their partners.
Provide information, such as the National Hotline number (1.800.799.7233), for anyone you know who may be experiencing domestic violence.
Offer to help - Donate your time as a volunteer for a shelter or domestic violence organization in your area.