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A new program to prevent family violence

August 25, 2004

Crisp County -The Family Violence intervention program was launched through the Crisp County District Attorney's office, and is designed to prevent chronic battery in the home.

The program takes twenty-six weeks to complete and works on keeping families safe and together.

Victim Advocate Colin Scott explains "It's a problem that's more domestic than it is criminal in nature. It deals with issues of people struggling for power and control in a relationship."

Scott says battery behavior develops in patterns. He hopes this program will catch many of those patterns in an early stage to eliminate further abuse.

Posted by jennifer.hulsey@walb.com at 4:28 PM.

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