Title: Special COVID-19 Series: Domestic Violence Victim Assistance During Stay at Home Order –Justice Journal Episode 34
Description: DA Anne Marie Schubert, Chief Daniel Hahn, E.D. of WEAVE Beth Hassett, E.D. of My Sister’s House Nilda Valmores, Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center CEO Faith Whitmore, Assistant Chief Deputy DA Dawn Bladet and DA Supervising Victim Advocate Lisa Corral discuss how DV victims can still get help and services during this time.
Show Notes: Beth, Nilda and Faith give brief overviews of how WEAVE, My Sister’s House and the Family Justice Center help victims of domestic violence.
Chief Hahn, Beth, Nilda, Dawn and Lisa then all discuss how their organizations are still working to protect and assist domestic violence while working remotely or adhering to the social distance public health safety precautions. They each discuss different ways they are working, whether by text, chat or traditional phone calls.
Dawn and Lisa explain how DV cases and the court process is different during the public health order, but that the justice system continues to work and DA victim advocates are still providing support services. They also discuss changes to bail to lessen the jail population.
The group closes by discussing how the community can help prevent and protect victims of domestic violence by reaching out to family, friends, colleagues and neighbors to check on them. If they hear, see and suspect something is not right and someone might be in an abusive situation – to report it.
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