Veterans Affairs Launches Anti-Domestic Violence Program

Veterans are disproportionally affected by IPV. 

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced in December that it had launched a new pilot program designed to care for victims of intimate partner violence (IPV) or sexual assault. This two-year program will help to establish local networks to care for those in need and research stronger clinical interventions when aid workers notice signs of violence. 

VA Management and Social Work Executive Director Jill Debord expressed the need for this program saying, “Approximately one in three women and one in four men in the general population report experiencing intimate partner violence. Research by VA’s National Center for post-traumatic stress disorder shows veterans may be disproportionally impacted by IPV.”  

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For officials of the VA as they seek to prevent domestic violence.
  • For Director Debord to seek God’s wisdom for the most effective ways to prevent IPV.
  • That the president’s administration would have discernment in caring for veterans.

Sources: Department of Veterans Affairs


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