Sullivan County Legislature Beefs Up the “Family Violence Response Team”

A local effort against Domestic violence

The Catskill Chronicle

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY (September 17, 2014)– At the September 16, 2014 Public Safety and Law Enforcement Legislative Committee meeting at the Sullivan County Government Center, District Attorney James Farrell thanked the County Legislature for approving a new investigative position in May 2014 for The Family Violence Response Team (FVRT). The purpose of the multi-disciplinary team is to investigate reported incidences of suspected child abuse and neglect.

Since the Legislature approved two additional positions in the Family Violence Response Team in May 2014, the full team now comprises four Child Protective Case workers, a new Managing Attorney position, the investigator from the DA’s office and an investigator from the New York State Police. With the increase in dedicated staff, the Family Violence Response Team has been able to take on more cases. There have been fifty petitions of child abuse filed in the last five months between May and August…

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