Facing federal spending cuts, a program that provides representation for domestic violence
victims, Have Justice Will
Travel, has laid off staff in Bennington and
Randolph, but that hasn’t stopped lawyers from showing up in court.
Small communities can be particularly vulnerable to embezzlement. We find out how the theft of public funds is prevented and detected. Also, a Vermont organization that helps Iraqi victims of domestic violence.
When police officers respond to calls that involve domestic violence,
their safety and the victim’s well-being are at high risk. That volatile
scenario requires skill to handle, and it’s the reason behind new
increased training requirements for Vermont law enforcement officers.
But per capita, Vermont ranks second in the nation when it comes to men
killing women. And an alarming percentage of all police calls involve domestic
violence. Because of that, Vermont passed a law two years ago requiring that every law
enforcement officer in the state go through comprehensive domestic violence