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Spike in domestic violence expected due to COVID-19 outbreak

Courthouses and other buildings have closed due to the pandemic of COVID-19, leading experts to anticipate a spike in domestic violence due to the state's stay-at-home advisory. (Olivia Falcigno)
LYNN — Services are still available for victims of domestic violence — and for perpetrators — but with restraining orders, counseling, and advocacy happening only over the phone, a spike in the number of domestic violence cases is expected during the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to Victoria Helberg, a victims advocate and law enforcement partnership coordinator…

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