October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. This subject has been very much in the news with the focus being on the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice situation. Unfortunately, domestic violence is an everyday occurrence in our communities and many tragic situations are not in the headlines. When someone is the victim of domestic violence, those in the community would expect that they can turn to the local authorities for protection. What you may not realize is that those that are supposed to be there to help may actually inflict additional harm.