Jefferson County Attorney's office to hire two new domestic violence advocates
Domestic violence victims are about to get more support.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Domestic violence victims are about to get more support.
The Jefferson County Attorney's office is hiring two new advocates. One will be solely focused on victims at high risk.
Officials say at least 13 deaths so far this year in Jefferson County have been connected to domestic incidents.
Current advocates say reaching out to those in need is crucially important.
"So being able to speak to that victim at the crucial time when a police officer is on her home or at the job is crucial, because the potential is that they're 40 percent less likely to be killed just because that connection is made," said Marta Miranda, of the Center for Women and Families.
The office received more than $150,000 in federal funding for the Domestic Violence Intake Center.
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