October 17, 2014

Collaboration is advocated to aid victims of duress

Facing the reality of budget cuts and limited funding, strengthening the collaboration between civilian and military service providers is key to ensuring that domestic violence victims receive the help they need, U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono said Thursday.

Hirono, speaking after holding a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee field hearing at the state Capitol, said she believes domestic violence crimes are underreported.

"With resources being what they are, this is an effort to move forward with a collaboration model that includes the military because their people are accessing civilian service providers," she said.

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By:  B.J. Reyes
Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser