Genese Jones-Torrence who is the vice president of Crisis Services for SafeNest said they have experienced a 21% increase to the hotline phone number since the COVID-19 pandemic started. She said the pandemic has presented new challenges for victims.

Law enforcement agencies say a $7M federal grant will allow them to target the most serious domestic violence offenders and victim service agencies call it a game changer in the effort to protect victims.

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