Covid-19 to mean more domestic abuse in VT; funding needed - Vermont Daily Chronicle

“Stay safe, stay home” may not be possible for people at risk of domestic violence. State services are already stressed due to pandemic measures and more money will be needed, Senate Judiciary learned today.

“For starters, Covid-19 is tough on the perpetrators. More people are stuck at home. Forced staying-at-home is stressful even for strong families. High-risk abusers have “a pretty low tolerance, and Covid-19 is pushing the buttons they already have,” David D’Amora of the Council of State Governments Justice Center said. “We’re seeing this across the country."


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