San Diego teacher paying for abuser’s actions
On behalf of RGLawyers, LLP posted in Sexual Harassment on Monday, June 17, 2013.
Domestic violence is an incredibly serious and personal issue. Instances of spousal abuse are painful and frightening for the victim. Rita Smith is the Executive Director for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, helping victims of domestic violence on a daily basis. What these victims need most is support, she said.
Support is very vital for these individuals, and yet the way these cases have been treated in the past has contributed to making it difficult for victims to feel like they can reach out for help. “When [victims] are punished for the behaviors of their abuser, it only reinforces the mesage that no one will help them and no one cares,” she said in an interview over the shocking termination of a San Diego teacher.