COVID-19 pandemic only exacerbated our domestic violence crisis
Now more than ever!
The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic only exacerbated our domestic violence crisis as all Americans were confined to their homes during the lock-down. Although domestic-violence hotlines dropped by more than 50% during the lock-down, this was not due to a decrease in domestic-violence. In fact, studies have come out that domestic violence increased significantly during the pandemic and victims of this violence had even fewer resources to turn to, such as the national domestic-violence hotline or website, because they were confined in their home with their abuser.
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