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Monday, October 28, 2013

November Is Family Violence Prevention Month

For many, home isn't so sweet.

Police addressing the issue of violence in families during November, which is family violence prevention month in the province.

They say violence happens inside the home every day in the form of hitting, threats, rape, put-downs, being controlling, taking money and destroying property and victims very often keep it to themselves. Crime Stoppers says it doesn't matter if it happened in the privacy of your own home, violent behavior is a crime.

If you or someone you know is a victim of family violence, you can also report it anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or visiting
The Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation and its community partners encourage you to check your telephone book for helpful resources.