Domestic Violence in the Workplace: What Security Professionals Can Do

Jim Sawyer, Director of Security for Seattle Children's Hospital is an ASG client and a proven leader in our industry. He is a passionate advocate for protecting the people and assets of his company. He is also mindful of his role in the community and the nation.

In this article in Security Magazine, Jim makes us painfully aware of the horrible toll domestic violence has on our people and our workplace:

The numbers are daunting if not outright horrifying: One in 4 women in the United States are in a dangerous relationship.

Homicide is the number one cause of death for women in the workplace. The United States has an entrenched, dark and endemic history of domestic violence.  Consider Eric Blumberg and his compelling 2016 commentary. 

“Since 2000 there have been approximately 3,300 Americans killed on our soil as a direct result of domestic terrorism.  However, since 2000 there have been approximately 20,000 women who have been killed as a direct result of domestic violence.  It’s funny how using the word terrorism, elicits great sympathy and resolve when the word, violence, is substituted the silence can be, at times deafening.”

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