Rebecca Hirst, director of Pennine Domestic Violence Group, said "Every week we see the effects of many types of domestic abuse
It's designed to help them understand what the service provides and how to refer victims of domestic abuse
The Scottish Government announced an extra PS3million for domestic abuse
support services on Tuesday and published their first national domestic abuse
statistics since the creation of Police Scotland.
The project, which has been jointly funded by PCC Ron Hogg and Innovative UK, aims to help frontline officers responding to incidents of domestic abuse
PCC for Cleveland Barry Coppinger added: "Sadly, children and young people can often be caught up in domestic abuse
and it is vital that we have prompt and effective systems in place to help them at this most vulnerable time.
The Live Fear Free campaign highlights the need for people to speak up if they suspect a friend, family member or colleague is a victim of domestic abuse
Independent domestic violence advisor Victoria Roberts said: "What we are seeing more and more are younger victims of domestic abuse
, people aged between 16 and 24, who are in need of help.
Anne Marie Hicks, who co-ordinates the prosecution service's response to domestic abuse
cases from across Scotland, has praised the task force.
She goes on: "If more people are aware of what domestic abuse
is, the types of abuse out there and that it isn't as simple as just leaving that person, there will be more survivors.
The Heels Walk was a fantastic way for our male staff to come together and help raise awareness of domestic abuse
Yet a report by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) further found that for every 100 domestic abuse
crimes recorded only half led to arrests.
Detective Constable Mark Brennan, from Leicestershire Police's domestic abuse
investigation unit, said: "Some people believe that men cannot be victims of domestic abuse
or that these men should just 'man up'.
National charity Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse
said the current process, which involves completing a compulsory interview with the potential victim at each incident, helps combat deaths caused by domestic violence.
REPORTS of domestic abuse
have increased by almost 1,200 in six months, police have revealed.
VICTIMS of domestic abuse
can be cared for with "dignity and respect" thanks to a newly opened help centre.