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Beaumont, CA – The Beaumont Police Department has collaborated with Alternatives to Domestic Violence (ADV) in a joint effort to provide victims of domestic violence resources that will help end the cycle of violence.

Domestic violence is an “epidemic of major proportions” according to the U.S. Surgeon General. It is the major cause of injury to women in the United States, more common than muggings, auto accidents, and rape combined.

Domestic violence is also a crime, and is a major factor in other community problems such as homelessness, unemployment, and poverty.

In an effort to reduce these crimes, the Beaumont Police Department’s partnership with ADV is aimed at helping victims of domestic violence seek much needed services such as shelter, crisis counseling, advocacy, victim support groups, male victims support groups, referrals, assistance with temporary restraining orders and anger management groups.

An ADV Advocate is available by appointment to residents of the Beaumont area one day at week at the Albert A. Chatigny Sr. Community Recreational Center, located at 1310 Oak Valley Parkway in Beaumont. To make an appointment, contact Priscella Garcia at 951-320-1370. Assistance is also available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year through their crisis hotline at 1-800-339-SAFE (7233).

For more information about this program you can also visit alternativestodv.org, beaumontpd.org/domesticviolence or contact the Beaumont Police Department at 951-769-8500.

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