If you are being abused:
- You can call police to report the violence.
- You can get referral information from the domestic violence information line at (800) 897 LINK (5465) in Utah, or Draper City Crime Victim Advocate Program at (801) 576-6300.
- The Draper City Victim Advocate Program can help with counseling, shelter and other services.
- You can apply for a Protective Order.
- The first step in breaking a pattern of violence is to tell someone. Confide in a friend or a family member; go to a neighbor or call the LINK line. The second step is taking action to ensure your safety and that of your family.
If you suspect someone you know is being abused:
- You can ask about injuries and bruises that you notice, which may be evidence of abuse. You can offer assistance such as accompanying someone to a hospital, to the police station, or to court.
- You can listen, without judging. Give someone the time to talk and believe what he/she says. Remind your friend that it is not his/her fault. Let them know they are not alone.
- Realize that helping someone might be a slow process. The victim can sometimes choose to remain with an abuser.
- You can call police if you are concerned that someone is in danger. Encourage the victim to also file a police report.
- Encourage your friend to find resources like the Draper City Victim Advocate Program, or the Domestic Violence Link line.
- Help the victim create and implement a safety plan.