Dallas police remind those involved in domestic violence situations of available resources
DALLAS - After seeing a recent rise in domestic violence-related murders, the Dallas Police Department is working to help those involved in domestic violence situations get the help they need.
DPD reports there have been five domestic violence-related murders in Dallas so far this month, compared to two in February last year.
The most recent case also resulted in two DPD officer being shot after responding to the call.
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Police said the recent rise in these types of murders is likely due to families experiencing more challenges recently, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here are some resources people can reach out to for help:
The Family Place: 214-941-1991
Genesis Shelter: 214-389-7750
Brighter Tomorrows: 972-262-8383
Mosaic Family Services: 214-823-4434
New Beginnings: 972-276-0057
The Salvation Army: 214-424-7208