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Officials introduce new bill to combat domestic violence in New York

<p>October marks the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 2, 2018, 9:37 PM

Updated 2,090 days ago

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Local officials met in New City Tuesday to introduce a new bill aimed at combating domestic violence in New York.
October marks the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Sen. David Carlucci has introduced a bill that would allow victims to report the crime at any police station in the state.
"One in three women are being victimized, are being killed, are being abused on a regular basis," says Elizabeth Santiago, with the Center for Safety and Change. The organization aims to help survivors of domestic violence, and say there needs to be a change in order to help more people suffering from abuse.
Organizers at the center say there are 15 calls to a domestic violence hotline every minute in New York.
Lawmakers say they are currently working on three separate bills that will protect more victims of domestic violence.
The public is encouraged to wear purple on Thursday, Oct. 18 to show support for victims of domestic violence.


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