BATON ROUGE, LA - While Valentine’s
Day is typically filled with candy, roses, and chocolate - Louisiana Attorney
General Jeff Landry is reminding Louisiana residents on Valentine’s Day - and
every other day - that Love Shouldn’t Hurt.
“Domestic abuse victimizes all aspects of our society. Not only do our immediate victims suffer; but so also do our children, our schools, our health facilities, our businesses, our court systems, and our communities,” said General Landry. “Help stop domestic violence by taking a stand. Together, we can make Louisiana a safer place.”
General Landry and the Louisiana Department of Justice have made ending Domestic Violence one of their top priorities. In addition to providing Domestic Violence trainings to law enforcement officers across the State and supporting the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, General Landry and his office have partnered with the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence and local businesses on the Break The Silence campaign - placing public service announcement posters throughout Louisiana aimed at helping those suffering from Domestic Violence to access the help they need.
Signs of an abusive relationship can include: jealousy, controlling behavior, quick involvement, unrealistic expectations, isolation, blames others for problems, blames others for feelings, dual personality, past battering, hypersensitivity, cruelty to animals or children, verbal abuse, threats of violence, and use of force during argument.
The Attorney General says it is important to remember that not all abuse involves physical violence or threats; emotional abuse can also leave deep and lasting scars. “If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please get help. No one deserves to be abused,” said General Landry.
For more information on Domestic Violence and how to get help, call the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence's 24-hour toll-free hotline at 888-411-1333 or visit www.BreakTheSilenceLA.com.