Growing Concern over Domestic Violence During Shelter in Place

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Advocates for domestic abuse survivors worry that school closures, job losses, and the shelter in place order because of the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to higher rates  of abuse.  We'll hear why the risk of domestic violence is elevated, and what tools organizations are using to help survivors who may be trapped in a threatening situation.




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Krista Niemczyk, public policy manager, California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

Colsaria Henderson, executive director, CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse)