CHRIS HARRIS JR. TAKES A STAND AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

CHRIS HARRIS JR. TAKES A STAND AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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CHRIS HARRIS JR. TAKES A STAND AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Denver Broncos Cornerback Harris Is June 2013 Domestic Violence Intervention Services ‘I Stand’ Spokesman

 

Denver, CO, June 4th 2013 – Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. announced today his support for the Domestic Violence Intervention Services ‘I Stand’ campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault. Harris has stepped up to be the Oklahoma-based organization’s June 2013 spokesman.

“Domestic violence and sexual assault are not just women’s issues; they affect all of us,” Harris said. “I cherish all of the women in my life and I know that it is women just like them who are part of the 1 in 4 women whose lives are affected by domestic violence.”

The purpose of the ‘I Stand’ campaign is for men to step up as leaders in the fight against domestic violence and to direct victims to resources such as DVIS that provide shelter, education, counseling and more.

“Unfortunately, domestic violence is something that young men often times ‘learn’ from their fathers or other men that they look up to, and it becomes a vicious cycle,” Harris said. “My hope is that when young men see people they aspire to be like take a stand to prevent violence against women, the desire to stop this violence will become ingrained in them as well. We have to lead by example.”

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Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS/Call Rape), a Tulsa Area United Way partner agency, is the only nonprofit agency in Tulsa, Okla., and the surrounding communities providing comprehensive intervention and prevention services to men, women and children affected by domestic violence. The DVIS mission is to rebuild lives affected by domestic violence and sexual assault through advocacy, shelter, counseling and education.DVIS/Call Rape offers a 24-hour crisis line 918.7HELPME (918.743.5763), hospital support to victims of sexual assault, counseling, emergency shelter services, transitional living, legal services, and numerous outreach and community education initiatives. Visit dvis.org for more information.

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