PHARR, Texas (KVEO) — The Pharr Police Department and Hidalgo County District Attorney held a press conference on Monday to launch the Domestic Violence Crisis Response Unit.
The ‘No More Week’ campaign, which runs from March 7 to March 13, allows leading organizations, companies and people to come together against domestic violence.
A $2,500 check was presented to Mujeres Unidas from the Pharr Police Department and from the District Attorney’s office.
Pharr’s Domestic Violence Crisis Response Unit was created out of an overwhelming need to support victims of domestic violence – ensuring victims safety first and foremost; obtaining immediate services such as a safe temporary shelter, counseling, and more; and providing resources and support to navigate the investigation process, judicial system, and beyond.City of Pharr Press Release
According to the release, 1 in 4 women are reluctant to turn to law enforcement for help and two-thirds or more are afraid the police won’t believe them or do anything to intervene.
Hidalgo County District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez added, “If one has not lived through domestic violence, where victims have nowhere to go, no one to talk to, they have to get away from an individual who is hurting them. The city of Pharr and the Pharr Police is there to help them with an atmosphere to feel safe and they know someone is going to help.”