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Thursday, June 16, 2016

With School Out, Domestic Violence Spikes

Most schools released their students for summer vacation last week. This, combined with a beautiful weekend and graduation parties, resulted in a spike in domestic violence. On Monday, over 30 people, most of them mothers and children, marched in to the Protection From Abuse (PFA) Office, seeking relief. In the afternoon procession to a judge, there were so many people that it took two elevator trips.

"It was nuts, just nuts," said one PFA clerk. She believes a record was set, and notes there is always a rise in PFAs after parties involving alcohol.

The Superbowl is a big one," she noted.


Karenemt said...

I can totally believe this, unfortunately. Hooray for the PFA clerks, it has to take a toll hearing what they hear from day to day, what a difficult job!

Bernie O'Hare said...

Karen, I don't know how they do it.

Anonymous said...

Remember not all PFA's may be accurate. Some are given with little proof. Innocent people get caught up inn the issue.