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Brac works to get handle on domestic violence issues

RCIPS Sister Islands commander Wendy Parchment told Cayman 27 police are putting a dent in domestic violence on the Brac.
In November, Ms. Parchment said domestic violence topped the list of calls for service on Cayman Brac, but in just a couple months time she’s seen a decrease.

She said it’s due in part to women understanding they will face the same penalties as men for perpetrating domestic abuse.

“It’s the same families repeating the same offences over and over. However what has happened is, by letting the women know that they are not going to be just slapped on the wrist. The same penalties that apply to the male partner applies to them, and I’ve seen that change with those women,” said Ms. Parchment.

She said many have subscribed to the attitude of ‘that’s what he gets’ when a man is victim of domestic abuse. She told Cayman 27 that mindset must change.

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Joe Avary

Joe Avary

Joe Avary has been with Cayman 27 since 2014. He brings 20 years in television experience to the job, working hard every day to bring the people of Cayman stories that inform the public and make a difference in the community. Joe hopes his love for the Cayman Islands shines through in his informative and entertaining weather reports. If you have a story idea for Joe or just want to say hello, call him at 324-2141 or send an email to josephavary@hurleysmedia.ky

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