Domestic violence counseling centers

Prevention and treatment centers that provide a comprehensive response under one roof and serve as a vital link in the continuum of emergency and community services.

Domestic violence is far more prevalent than is commonly perceived; it cuts across socioeconomic classes and has a lifelong adverse effect on those who experience it. At present victims have no easy access to support services, which are provided by different bodies with no coordination. Compounding the problem are the obstacles victims face when seeking help, such as shame, lack of trust in the police or the welfare authorities, and apprehension about escaping to a shelter.

The Centers for Prevention and Treatment of Domestic Violence are designed to serve as a vital link in the continuum between community and emergency services. Operated in collaboration between the Ministry of Social Services, the Ministry of Health and the police, they provide a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, and integrative response under one roof. This includes physical protection, medical attention, legal advice, therapeutic intervention and more.

To make the centers more accessible, they will operate around the clock and will also offer short-term residential shelter when necessary. The treatment is be based on a holistic approach taking into consideration all members of the family, keeping in touch with community services to ensure continuity of treatment and serve as a knowledge hub in the field of domestic violence.

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Government | Local authorities

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