Expert from Jonesboro spreads domestic violence awareness - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Expert from Jonesboro spreads domestic violence awareness

(Source: KAIT-TV) (Source: KAIT-TV)
(Source: KAIT-TV) (Source: KAIT-TV)
(Source: KAIT-TV) (Source: KAIT-TV)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women has experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.

Those domestic violence cases can increase during the holiday season.

A Jonesboro native expert tried to spread awareness of this issue at a Kiwanis Club meeting in Jonesboro on Wednesday.

Lori Gardner has been working in victim advocacy for 20 years.

She’s helped victims of domestic violence and worked with survivors after homicides.

Gardner tried to educate people about what to do when you know about a domestic violence case happening.

“If you know someone that is being abused, it’s very important to just be there to support and listen to them,” Gardner said. “Also, have resources like the national hotline number and local crisis hotline number to provide them.”

Corporal David McDaniel with the Jonesboro Police Department said it’s important to be knowledgeable about issues like domestic violence, especially from a law enforcement perspective.

“The state of Arkansas allows us to make arrests when that’s necessary even without the victim’s cooperation,” McDaniel said.

McDaniel said this means it’s important to call the police if you witness a domestic violence incident, because the victim may not be able to do it him or herself.

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    Sheriff: One in custody in connection with deaths

    Sheriff: One in custody in connection with deaths

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:40:45 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 4:34 PM EDT2018-07-15 20:34:31 GMT

    According to Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble, a person was being held Sunday in the Randolph County jail after being taken into custody by Arkansas State Police in connection with the deaths of two people. 

    According to Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble, a person was being held Sunday in the Randolph County jail after being taken into custody by Arkansas State Police in connection with the deaths of two people. 

  • Two men arrested for dumping dogs outside in Kennett

    Two men arrested for dumping dogs outside in Kennett

    Sunday, July 15 2018 11:34 AM EDT2018-07-15 15:34:24 GMT
    The two suspects (pictured) are wanted for questioning after leaving two dogs outside at the Kennett Humane Department. (Source: Kennett Humane Dept.)The two suspects (pictured) are wanted for questioning after leaving two dogs outside at the Kennett Humane Department. (Source: Kennett Humane Dept.)

    Two suspects are wanted for questioning after leaving two dogs outside at the Kennett Humane Department.

    Two suspects are wanted for questioning after leaving two dogs outside at the Kennett Humane Department.

  • Teen granted shopping spree of a lifetime

    Teen granted shopping spree of a lifetime

    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:02 PM EDT2018-07-15 02:02:39 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 10:08 AM EDT2018-07-15 14:08:32 GMT
    Ellie Stafford making the strawberry pie alongside C.P. Stafford, her grandfather (Source: KAIT)Ellie Stafford making the strawberry pie alongside C.P. Stafford, her grandfather (Source: KAIT)
    Ellie Stafford making the strawberry pie alongside C.P. Stafford, her grandfather (Source: KAIT)Ellie Stafford making the strawberry pie alongside C.P. Stafford, her grandfather (Source: KAIT)

    A teenager is going on the shopping spree of a lifetime after being granted her wish.

    A teenager is going on the shopping spree of a lifetime after being granted her wish.

Powered by Frankly