Moving bystanders to action is domestic violence challenge

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Most people are not victims or perpetrators of domestic violence, according to Sarah McMahon, a professor at Rutgers University, the keynote speaker at Daybreak’s annual domestic violence awareness breakfast yesterday. Many are bystanders. Ms. McMahon challenged the community to take a stand against domestic violence by becoming “active” bystanders. “By definition, a bystander sees an event but doesn’t do anything about it,” Ms. McMahon said. “We all have to be engaged and active bystanders.”

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