Domestic Violence Court Faces Seattle Funds Crisis

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http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/124100_dvcourt29.html The future of Seattle's domestic violence court is threatened by a lack of proof that it is effective, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says. The court was set up three years ago in Kent, Wa., to handle misdemeanor offenses. In the weeks since Tacoma Police Chief David Brame shot his wife, Crystal, then turned the gun on himself, communities across the state are re-examining their handling of domestic violence. Domestic violence courts are an increasingly common approach, viewed as a means . . .

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