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Connections: An update on how the pandemic has affected rates of domestic violence & sexual assault


According to a new report for the Council on Criminal Justice, during lockdowns, rates of domestic violence rose by an average of about eight percent in the U.S. and across the globe. The data represents people who were able to seek help.

In October, we were joined by representatives from RESOLVE of Greater Rochester and Willow Domestic Violence Center to discuss how social isolation, unemployment, and stay at home orders were impacting victims of violence and assault. We reexamine the issue now, more than a year into the pandemic. We also discuss how to help people who may be seeking help.

Our guests:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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