Tulare County creates high risk team to prevent deadly domestic violence incidents
Family Services of Tulare County Executive Director Caity Meader says there have been 11 domestic violence-related deaths in the county this year, as well as three murder-suicides since April.
“In most domestic violence cases that end in homicide, there are identifiable patterns leading up to the fatal incident,” said Family Services of Tulare County Executive Director Caity Meader. “When we can identify, early in the process, which cases are escalating toward a homicide, there are opportunities for our system to intervene that’s what the Domestic Violence High-Risk Team does.”
Thursday, Sheriff Mike Boudreaux and Tulare County officials announced the creation of the county’s first Domestic Violence High-Risk Team-a model developed by a domestic violence center on the east coast.
It started in Tulare County on October 1st and is funded by a $450,000 grant from the Department of Justice.
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