In a resolution approved by the City Council at the September 24 meeting, the Council proclaimed domestic violence has become a critical public health and welfare concern in Brooklyn Park. One in three women and one in four men will experience some form of intimate partner violence in their lifetime according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Domestic violence occurs in all communities. In Brooklyn Park, officers were dispatched 1,979 times to domestic-related calls in 2017. Because of this prevalence, the Brooklyn Park Police Department has dedicated resources to address domestic violence including partnering with Cornerstone to provide needed crisis intervention, housing, advocacy, education and therapeutic services to the individual(s) or family involved.
More information is available at www.cornerstonemn.org. Call Cornerstone at 952-884-0376 during regular business hours to learn more or to speak with an advocate. Help is available 24/7 at 952-884-0330