Yesterday, the United Nations called on governments around the world to make #domesticviolence a key part of their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This comes after global increases in domestic violence reports during lockdowns.
There have been increased reports of domestic violence around the world as communities endure COVID-19. On April 2nd, a Georgia triple-murder suspect who kidnapped a child was finally in police custody after an armed standoff at a Tampa highway interchange. This horrifying act of domestic violence followed by an AMBER Alert ended in our backyard. As many families are spending days on end in close quarters, with added financial stressors, the risk of explosive acts of domestic violence by abusers increase. All of CASA’s services remain intact and we are here to support those in need.
Call our 24-hour hotline at 727-895-4912 to speak with an advocate immediately. If you do not have the ability to make a phone call, you can email us at [email protected] and an advocate will get back to you as soon as possible. Tampa Bay Times
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence please call our 24-hour hotline at 727-895-4912. If you are unable to make a phone call please email [email protected] and an advocate will get back to you as soon as possible.