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Domestic abuse prevalent

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Faircloth agreed domestic abuse is “no respecter of persons.”

“I’ve known abusers who were Ph.D.’s and those who didn’t have a GED,” she said. “I’ve had millionaires’ daughters and Welfare moms sit in my support group.”

Faircloth said between 600-700 women and children and around 12 men each year in a five-parish area receive services from DART, which offers shelter, support groups, individual counseling and legal advocacy to victims of domestic violence.

Recent arrests connected to dating and domestic violence include:

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