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  • Talk of the Towns 3/28/14

    Producer/Host: Ron Beard
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Community concerns and opportunities

    Program Topic: Community Response to Domestic Violence

    Key Discussion Points :
    What is domestic abuse?
    • Define
    • Tactics of abuse
    What is Extent of the problem in Hancock and Washington Counties
    • Next Step statistics
    • Other statistics and information
    • Other trends from the perspective of law enforcement
    What are the signs of abuse and what can someone to do help?
    What are services offered by Next Step
    • Hotline: Who can use the hotline, who works on the hotline
    • Emergency shelter: information about trends in shelter
    • Transitional housing: what is the benefit, the need, the availability
    • Other services: face to face advocacy, support and education groups
    • Advocacy in court
    • Community education, training, and consultation
    Trends in the community’s perception of and response to DV
    • What has changed since the first shelters opened in the 70’s?
    • What is on the horizon for assessing risks?
    • How should we be organizing ourselves as a community to
    further enhance our response to DV?
    How can community members become effective allies for those who are targets or suspected targets of domestic violence?

    Guests:
    Rebecca Hobbs, Exec. Director, Next Step
    Lt. Rod Charette (Commanding Officer, Maine State Police Troop J),
    Rick Doyle (Staff Attorney, Next Step)

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    Published on March 28, 2014 · Filed under: Talk of the Towns; Tagged as: ,
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