- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - A national organization based in Bloomington will team up with the National Football League to address domestic violence.

The Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence signed on to work with the NFL to review and ramp up its policies regarding sexual assault and domestic violence, the (Bloomington) Pantagraph reported (https://bit.ly/1spTzkT ). The organization helps companies develop policies and training that raise awareness and prevention of domestic violence in the workplace.

“What people see are the players every week,” said Kim Wells, executive director of the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence. “There are 1,000 men and women who work for the NFL. Our work on the policies is to keep everybody safe,” she said.

The NFL’s effort coincides with a recent viral video that shows Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice physically assaulting his then-girlfriend. The incident occurred at an Atlantic City casino in February. He has since been charged and suspended for two games.

The NFL was one of the organization’s founding corporate partners when it was established in 1995.

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Information from: The Pantagraph, https://www.pantagraph.com

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