Results of the 2015 survey showed consistently high rates throughout Alaska, according to Dr. Rosay. He added, that even though rates are very high, results from the 2010 Victimization Survey were even higher.
"We're moving in the right direction, but we have a very, very long way to go," Dr. Rosay said. People recognize the problem and prevention programs are increasing, he said. "We've turned a curve and proven we can make a difference."
Still, he's concerned that budget cuts are beginning to make the emphasis on domestic violence go away.
The Justice Center conducts the Alaska Victimization Survey for the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (CDVSA).
Read the complete story:
- "Victims of Silence: A Conversation About Domestic Violence in Alaska" by Ammon Swenson. Anchorage Press, Mar 22, 2017.