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Berkshire Schools Taking Part In Statewide Anti-Domestic Violence Effort

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Three Berkshire County high schools are among nearly 100 taking part in a statewide effort to prevent domestic violence among young people.Pittsfield and Taconic high schools in Pittsfield and Drury High in North Adams have been selected to take part in an anti-violence initiative run through the Massachusetts Attorney General office’s and supported by the charitable arm of the New England Patriots. Attorney General Maura Healey says Mentors in Violence Prevention run out of Northeastern University will train two adults from each school.

“The earlier we can educate young people about healthy relationships, the earlier we can build a sense of dignity and respect in how we treat one another,” Healey said when announcing the program in September.

The program’s second phase, which starts in the fall, includes more in-depth training with local organizations, parents and students.

Click here for a full list of the schools participating.

Jim is WAMC’s Assistant News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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