Sheriff Daniel Edwards on Domestic Violence
Domestic violence intervention remains one of the highest priorities for Sheriff Daniel Edwards and the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office. Domestic violence often refers to violence between spouses, or spousal abuse but can also include cohabitants and non-married intimate partners. Domestic violence occurs in all cultures; people of all races, ethnicities, religions, sexes and classes can be perpetrators of domestic violence. It is cited that 1 out of 3 women around the world has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Click here for more statistics.
Knowing that we must take a proactive approach regarding Domestic Violence, Sheriff Daniel Edwards will continue to serve as a Member of the Committee for Domestic Violence with the National Sheriff’s Association. By serving this appointment, Sheriff Daniel Edwards continues to work side by side with state and national domestic violence prevention organizations and associations. Through this work, he remains actively involved in the promotion of uniformity in laws, education and the intervention of domestic law enforcement.
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence Outreach Program makes community outreach presentations to increase victimization awareness across Tangipahoa Parish. This program is responsible for making a direct response for services to victims referred by the sheriff’s office and parish police departments. TPSO Program Investigator Jill Hutcheson can provide more information about the specific services available in Tangipahoa Parish. Victims are also referred to the appropriate collaborating agencies as a part of this program.
“If you are a victim of domestic violence, we believe that you have rights. Our Domestic Violence Outreach Program is available to provide information and emotional support. Domestic violence should not happen to anyone. But it does – and when it does, there is help. If you know someone whom you think is being abused – a friend, family member, coworker, client, patient or parishioner – please consider contacting one of the agencies listed to discuss ways to safely help.” Sheriff Daniel Edwards
For more information regarding this program, please contact the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office @ 985.345.6150 attention Jill Hutchinson.