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Most people think only of physical abuse when they consider domestic violence. Yet, financial abuse happens in 98% of all cases of domestic violence and is one of the most powerful ways to keep a victim trapped. You may even know of someone right now who is trapped in a bad situation simply because they don't have the funds to break the cycle.
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New evidence from the Center on Violence Against Women and Children at Rutgers University
School of Social Work indicates that boosting a survivor’s financial literacy, skills and resources
can create a path toward long-term safety and security for survivors.
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If you or someone you know needs immediate help, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.
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