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What will happen if I call the national abuse hotline?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:39 PM on Jul. 25, 2009 in Relationships

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  • No matter domestic or child probably an investigation will occur, maybe counselling and/or removal of victim or perpetrator. Maybe court. Just depends on what's discovered by the original investigating team based on what they see and hear and what they're told originally that sends them out.


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:44 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • I'm not sure which hotline you mean. If it's abuse to a child you want a state agency but if it's domestic violence abuse the national hotline will give you the number of a local shelter. They do have counselors you can speak with if you need to talk to someone (at the national hotline)

    Answer by admckenzie at 11:50 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

  • Depends on the district. They'll ask you a ton of questions. Your relationship with the alleged victim. They'll investigate by visiting the house of the alleged victim. They'll interview all parties involved. Then determine if help is needed (i.e. counseling, jail, removal, etc). Either way, you should remain anonymous. Any info you give them is considered confidential and they do not tell the other parties your name.

    Answer by CoolGirlChris at 11:53 PM on Jul. 25, 2009

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