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Rise Hosts Training with Pace Women's Justice Center - (10/24/2018)

On October 23, Rise hosted a free training for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in collaboration with the Pace Women's Justice Center.  Seventy-two guests attended the five-hour training held at the Huron campus in Endicott.  The topics covered included LGBTQ victims, the investigation and prosecution of domestic violence crimes, orders of protection and firearms removal, and stalking.  The topics were presented by Susan Carroll from Pace Women's Justice Center and Det. August Fazzino from the White Plains Police Department, followed by a panel of local experts from Broome County.   

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What is domestic violence?

Domestic Violence is a pattern of coercive behavior. This pattern can include abuse of various sorts of one family member by another including:

Perpetrators of domestic violence have a goal to establish and maintain power and control over their partners and/or other family members.

This violence affects people in every racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic group and includes people of all ages who have lived together or who have had an intimate relationship.

Domestic violence often escalates in severity and frequency over time and can have serious health and psychological ramifications.

How can you learn more?

Representatives from Rise are available to speak to community organizations about domestic violence and our services.

For more information, call 6O7.748.7453.

For additional information: www.opdv.ny.gov/whatisdv