One of the hidden effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is now coming to light. At the height of the crisis, during the lock-down, people who are at risk of domestic violence, were locked in for weeks or even months with their abusers.
As quarantines have been lifted over the past several weeks, STOP Domestic Violence which is a State certified program to assist victims of domestic violence in Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties of New York, has seen a spike in the number of reported cases of abuse, and the need for services to help.
Producer Michael Hansen talks with Amber Brown-Rose, who is the Program Director with STOP Domestic Violence in Plattsburgh. Learn more www.bhsn.org/stop/
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