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Domestic violence incidences more volatile during the pandemic

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Data published by the Hawaiʻi Department of Health says 13% of adults in our state report experiencing intimate partner violence at some point in their lives.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, domestic violence programs in Hawaiʻi serve over 500 victims on a daily basis. The Conversation sat down with Robert Boyack from Child and Family Service to talk about the recent rise in cases in our islands.

Click here for more information about domestic violence resources. This interview aired on The Conversation on Oct. 4, 2021.

Russell Subiono is the executive producer of The Conversation and host of HPR's This Is Our Hawaiʻi podcast. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, television and radio. Contact him at talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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