Pima County Attorney's Office revealing new domestic violence protocol
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Pima County Attorney's office is revealing its new protocol Monday, aimed at preventing homicides caused by domestic violence.
Multiple agencies such as the Tucson Police Department, Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse, and Tucson Foundations, are working to see the protocol through.
The new protocol is aimed at decreasing the number of domestic violence related murders in Pima County.
In 2016 there were 28,546 hotline and referral calls for domestic violence in Arizona. The numbers also show that in 2016 there were 50,691 non-residential service hours provided for those affected by domestic violence, according to the Arizona Department of Economic Security.
Those non-residential service hours were for services such as counseling, case management, legal advocacy, and transportation.
The Pima County Attorney's office is scheduled to release the full details of the new domestic violence protocol Monday afternoon.
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