Thursday, October 4, 2012

Victimization survey results show that almost half of the adult women in the Kodiak Island Borough have experienced intimate partner violence or sexual violence, or both, at some point in their lives

The results of the 2012 Victimization Survey for the Kodiak Island Borough have been released today.  The troubling numbers show that:
  • Nearly 44% of adult women in the Kodiak Island Borough have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in their lifetime;
  • Over 6% have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in the past year;
  • More than 1 out of every 5 adult women in the Kodiak Island Borough have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime; and 
  • More than 1 out of every 3 have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
Because of the survey's limitations, these are conservative estimates. The survey was designed to measure the lifetime and past year exposure to sexual violence and intimate partner violence. It was conducted from March to May 2012 in the Kodiak Island Borough through a contract with the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA), and with the support of the Kodiak Women's Resource and Crisis Center, the Kodiak Area Native Association, the Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center, and the Filipino American Association of Kodiak. Respondents were randomly selected by phone (using both land lines and cellphones).  Details of the survey are available at: http://justice.uaa.alaska.edu/avs

RESOURCES
For additional information on the Alaska Victimization Survey, please visit http://justice.uaa.alaska.edu/avs, or contact André Rosay with the UAA Justice Center or Lauree Morton with the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (907-465-5503) http://www.dps.state.ak.us/CDVSA/

The Kodiak Women's Resource and Crisis Center (KWRCC) provides resources and crisis services to the community, as well as a shelter for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Their crisis line is 907-486-3625 or toll free 1-888-486-3625.

The Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center offers a wide array of behavioral health services. To learn more about their services, please call 907-481-2400.

MEDIA COVERAGE
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