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'Domestic violence isn't always what is seems'

What do we think about when we hear about domestic violence?

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What do we think about when we hear about domestic violence?

Probably a horrific crime, like the former cop who shot and killed his wife and a Good Samaritan who had stopped to help her last year on the Loop 202.

Domestic violence experts say we need to look beyond, but not ignore, the violence. The signs of potential violence lie in one partner's desire for power and control over the other.

"It's about the control, it's not always about the violence," Ginger Butcher, of the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, discussed during our "Two Chairs" segment on domestic violence.

"I've had very upscale clients, women who have been lawyers, judges, CEOs of corporations,” said Carl Mangold, who has worked in the field of domestic violence as a pastor and a counselor for more than 40 years.

“They're very accomplished, skilled, intelligent people. But when they go home, someone else rules their life."

Domestic violence resources

1) Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence: http://www.azcadv.org/

  • Formed in 1980. Provides services to those who are victims or survivors of domestic violence.

2) Maricopa County Attorney’s Victim Services division: https://www.maricopacountyattorney.org/35/Victims

  • Victims can seek notification, restitution and compensation
  • Victims can report crimes to this office

3) The Arizona Department of Economic Security’s Domestic Violence Program: https://des.az.gov/services/basic-needs/domestic-violence-program

  • Works with Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
  • Provides housing interventions, shelter and “community based advocacy”

4) Chrysalis: https://noabuse.org

  • A shelter and safe house located in north Phoenix
  • Operates 24 hours a day

5) Child Crisis Arizona: http://childcrisisaz.org/

  • Emergency children’s shelter that provides meals, clothing and medical access
  • Funded by donors, serving families in Maricopa County for 40 years

6) A New Leaf: http://www.turnanewleaf.org/services/domestic-violence.html

  • East Valley and West Valley shelters for domestic violence
  • 120 days of emergency shelter

7) DeColores: (602) 269-1515

  • Provides food, clothing, case management
  • Located in northwest Phoenix

8) Against Abuse: http://www.against-abuse.org/

  • A non-profit formed in 1981
  • Provides social services in Pinal County