COVID-19

Isolation, fear during COVID-19 can create perfect storm for domestic abuse (WWMT)

Kalamazoo police reported overall call volume was down, but calls for domestic violence went up due to the virus.

As Michiganders are told to hunker down and stay home during the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, outbreak, advocacy groups and other experts echoed that home isn’t always a safe place for survivors of domestic abuse.

WWMT reports the conditions set forth by the COVID-19 crisis can create a pressure-cooker situation in some relationships, making it more likely for abuse to occur.

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