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District Attorney Launches 'High-Risk' Team to Address Domestic Violence

District Attorney Andrea Harrington, joined by Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, on Thursday introduced a Domestic Violence High Risk Team designed to bring multiple disciplines together to strengthen social service and law enforcement responses to domestic violence. The DA's office has also created a new position of a domestic violence coordinator who will work with the team and develop intervention plans.

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Domestic Abuse Rise Expected, Help Still Available 24/7

The Freeman Center continues to provide shelter services during the pandemic, but not without some adjustments, according to shelter director Jennifer Goewey.

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'No Visible Bruises': Presentation on Domestic Abuse Slated Thursday

The presentation is part of the task force's "One Book, One Community" project in conjunction with the Elizabeth Freeman Center.

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The Ninth Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Hits North Street

Hundreds of men stepped into their high heels to participate in the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes march on Thursday night. Although it was not the most graceful of miles, it raised some big money to support the Elizabeth Freeman Center.

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Harrington Launches Plan to Address Domestic, Sexual Violence

Domestic and sexual violence has hit a "crisis level" according to District Attorney Andrea Harrington. On Tuesday, she announced a new countywide Berkshire Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force that will focus on curbing what is now growing numbers of sexual and domestic violence cases. The task force will focus on outreach, securing new resources, and providing education and training throughout the Berkshires in an effort to prevent such crimes from happening.

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Freeman Center Rally Raises Awareness of Domestic Violence

There were 345 flags in Park Square on Thursday, with each one representing a new local victim of domestic and sexual violence. The Elizabeth Freeman Center placed one flag per new disclosure of sexual or domestic violence in 2018. The flags, coupled with a rally in the city's center, were intended to demonstrate the issue and the services the center provides.

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