Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Violence
Each year more than 12 million women and men are the victims of rape, physical violence or stalking, in the United States. According to the Intimate Partner Violence in the United States-2010 report, 24% of female participants and 14% of male participants aged 18 and older reported being raped or physically assaulted by an intimate partner. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, call your local domestic violence shelter.
Alabama Coalition Against Rape
The Alabama Coalition Against Rape (ACAR), formerly known as the Alabama Coalition Against Sexual Violence (ACASV), is a statewide non-profit agency which has 15 member rape crisis centers throughout the state. ACAR provides training and educational resources to law enforcement personnel, hospital, universities, schools, prosecutors, legislatures and the public.