Last Updated on August 5, 2016 by Cindy Bekesi
Founder Brian F. Martin wrote an article for The Hill with Rep. John Conyers Jr. about Childhood Domestic Violence, and its effect on American society.
Shockingly, 90 percent of prison inmates report that they experienced domestic violence as children. This epidemic costs the United States more than $600 billion annually in direct and indirect costs, including hospital ER visits, workplace absenteeism, criminal justice expenses, substance abuse treatment, shelter support, mental health services and child-protection costs.
But the truly staggering price is the loss of human potential. More than 40 million adults in this country were such children and are still struggling with the self-destructive falsehoods that they learned and internalized from their experience.
Read more HERE.