Domestic Violence Training for Officers

KNWA - When officers respond to a 911 call involving violence, more often than not they have no idea what to expect. Now, one Arkansas woman is working with officers in hopes of getting them training and information they need in these situations.

Jajuan Archer, founded the domestic violence non-profit Women's Own Worth after becoming a victim to violence in 2011. The non-profit created a booklet that officers in Benton are now studying. Archer herself worked with the Benton Police Department on Monday. She said it's something she hopes will help in future situations.

"It was very tragic, but I'm trying to move forward and help others and turn this tragedy into something really good to help our state," said Archer.

The training is not required for officers, but the Benton Police Chief is requiring all of his officers to participate. Archer says while she can use her experience to help others, it's a community effort. Everyone has to know the signs to recognize the behavior and help anyone in need.
 


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