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Too Many Minnesota Families Touched by Domestic Violence

​​Fifty-two people died last year in Minnesota at the hands of a spouse, significant other, former relationship, parent, child, grandparent or other family member. Many more survived the violence, only to have it continue. During this Domestic Violence Awareness Month we recognize and honor Minnesota families impacted by domestic violence.

There is a way out.​​​

Peer to Peer Training Standards

Pursuant to MN Statutes 181.9731 Peer to Peer Counseling Commissioner Approved Standards, please see the initial peer support counselor training guidance here.​ 

Don’t stay silent. Support survivors and speak out against domestic violence.

​“I want people to take domestic violence seriously. Don't let your kid's story be my story. Get some help. Don't' let your friend's story be my story."

DPS Assistant Commissioner Booker Hodges talks about being a domestic violence survivor and his mother's tragic death from the abuse she suffered at the hands of her husband.

Hodges urges anyone in an abusive relationship to get help. Experiencing domestic abuse, sexual violence, or sex trafficking? Contact the Minnesota Day One Crisis Line at 866-223-1111 or by text at 612-399-9995. More info: