SALISBURY, Md. - In light of Domestic Violence Awareness month, local leaders want you to know that there's help out there for anyone who may feel victimized, threatened or even stalked.
Representatives from the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, the State's Attorney's office and the Life Crisis Center gathered for a panel discussion at the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday evening to shed some light on the issue.
We're told the sheriff's office receives at least two to three domestic calls everyday.
"The law does allow us to make an immediate arrest in certain circumstances. There are other avenues to take, not that drastic, involving protective orders or other kinds of intervention," Lieutenant Tim Robinson said.
"A lot of people who haven't been actually physically injured say, maybe that's not something I can get help for. You don't have to wait until you're hurt," staff attorney at the Life Crisis Center Elizabeth Ireland said.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, don't hesitate to reach out for help. Call the Life Crisis Center at 410-749-HELP. You can get information on protective orders and peace orders, and get legal advise free of charge.