Wichita Crime Commission introduces website to help domestic abuse victims

07/28/2014 6:40 PM

08/08/2014 10:25 AM

Wichita has a new domestic violence prevention and education website to help victims and create awareness in the community.

DVFreeWichita.org is the website introduced Monday by the Wichita Crime Commission.

“There are many resources in our area and statewide to help victims of domestic violence,” Gordon Bassham, executive director of the commission, said in a statement. “When a victim needs help immediately, there is little time to search the Web to track down where to go or who to call.”

The new website has online resources in one central location, including sources for crisis assistance, places to find temporary and short-term housing, counseling and support, and protection orders.

It also has a red “emergency escape button” on each page that allows a victim to leave the website quickly in case an abuser enters the room.

The website was put together through a partnership with the crime commission, law enforcement and numerous organizations that help domestic violence victims.

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