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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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New Men's Group Piques Interest at Coalition Forum on Relational Violence

The most visible of the efforts made since March is the formation of Men Initiating Change In North County (MIC INC), a group founded by North Adams City Councilor Benjamin Lamb that aims to fill a "gap in the ecosystem" of support for victims of relational violence.

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North Adams Continues to Address Domestic Violence Prevention

The city has recognized October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. But the official efforts aren't ending this year with a simple proclamation.

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Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Draws Hundreds to Benefit Freeman Center

Elizabeth Freeman Center Executive Director Janis Broderick welcomed all the walkers who came out during the event at Third Thursday, including elected officials, business leaders, residents from throughout the county and all those who demand change.

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NBCC Forum: 'Domestic Violence is a Matter of Life or Death'

The Freeman Center offers 24-hour support for these victims - mostly women but a small percentage of men, as well, around 2,000 every year from all towns, races and ages from a telephone hotline (866-401-2425), offices in Pittsfield, North Adams and Great Barrington, and a secure shelter in Pittsfield.

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North Adams Officials Taking on Problem of Domestic Violence

Harpin and Lamb submitted a communication asking that the council work with the mayor's office and community partners to create "a multipronged approach" to the issue of domestic violence within the community.

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'Walk a Mile In Her Shoes' Main 3rd Thursday Attraction

The event steps off at the main stage at Persip Park at the corner of Columbus Avenue and North Street. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and following opening remarks, the walk starts at 6 p.m.

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