While police calls for domestic violence in Chatham County are up this year during the coronavirus pandemic, officials at Savannah’s domestic violence chief advocate... Chatham County domestic violence agency sounds alarm

While police calls for domestic violence in Chatham County are up this year during the coronavirus pandemic, officials at Savannah’s domestic violence chief advocate said her numbers are down from historic levels. That has Cheryl Branch, executive at the SAFE Shelter Center for Domestic Services Outreach Services, concerned. “Last year we helped more than 1,300 victims, including about 500 children, receive services,” Branch said. “This year, domestic violence calls have risen nearly 20 percent since March in Chatham County due to the COVID virus.”

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