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Connections: Does Rochester Have a Domestic Violence Problem or Solutions?

Oct 6, 2015

In Rochester, there are two-and-a-half times more reports of domestic violence than New York's statewide rate. Why is that? Do we have a particular domestic violence problem... or has Rochester become a leader in offering support for those who come forward? We examine the new numbers from the Willow Domestic Violence Center. And we look at how our community has made progress in protecting children -- particularly those who witness domestic violence at a young age. In studio:

  • Jaime Saunders, President & CEO of Willow Domestic Violence Center (formerly Alternatives for Battered Women)
  • Jeff Pier, Director of Programs and Services at Willow Center
  • Lisa Butt, President & CEO of the Society for the Protection and Care of ChildrenĀ