Somehow, the following statement reminds me of Hilliary Clinton as she stated "It takes a village,...[to raise a child]":
Research data indicates that when different members of the community coordinated their efforts to protect battered women and hold batterers accountable, these efforts were more successful. Coordination helps to ensure that the system works faster and better for victims, that victims are protected and receive the services they need, and that batterers are held accountable and cease their abusive behavior.
It comes at no surprise that we have a National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence. They are right though, with more concerted efforts from the community, there can be a decrease of domestic violence, especially when the abusers are held accountable. We have been trying to bring about this awareness for decades. I'm not sure that with the medical community alone's participation in looking after victims and trying to protect them, but it is a HUGE start. We get on a better page with all medical community, along with law enforcement and courts, etc. and other members of the community, we could actually resolve domestic violence for good. At least, it is always our hope and dreams!