One in three women and one in four men in the United States have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. In 2014, almost 65,800 intimate violence incidents were reported to Illinois law enforcement. Many others went unreported.

In light of recent domestic violence-related tragedies in the region, The Center for Prevention of Abuse is stepping up to promote awareness of the issue. If someone you know is in an abusive relationship, here’s how you can help:

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