Bystander Intervention Could Save Someone from Domestic or Sexual Abuse

Man pleads with woman who wants him to leave her alone

Bystanders have the power to help stop the abuse before it happens. Intervening in an abusive situation sends a powerful message to not only the perpetrator but to others who witness it as well. This message conveys that the behaviors displayed, whether they be sexual harassment, yelling, physical violence, or something else, are unacceptable and must end.