Number of clients seeking relief from domestic abuse doubles in Greenwich

Requests by Connecticut residents for domestic abuse assistance doubled in a year, following a nation-wide surge in abuse. According to Suzanne Adam, director of Domestic Abuse Services in Greenwich,

News 12 Staff

Aug 17, 2006, 10:39 PM

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Number of clients seeking relief from domestic abuse doubles in Greenwich
Requests by Connecticut residents for domestic abuse assistance doubled in a year, following a nation-wide surge in abuse.
According to Suzanne Adam, director of Domestic Abuse Services in Greenwich, adult client services at her agency have double, while services for children have tripled. Adam says she is also seeing an increase in the severity of domestic violence acts, and attributes some of that to women taking more steps to leave situations where they find themselves abused.
Department of Justice statistics show three to four women die each day at the hands of a current or ex-partner. Those are figures much larger than the number of women treated for rapes, muggings and traffic accidents.


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