Domestic violence advocates Liz Speakman from HAVEN at Massachusetts General Hospital, Erin Miller from Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Joanne Timmons from Boston Medical Center formed a panel at the meeting, talking about the gains possible through early interventions and referrals in domestic violence situations by a well-educated medical profession. Read more here.

Domestic violence incidents on the rise


Cambridge —Saying that domestic violence has become an “epidemic” during the past five to seven years, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone held his office’s roundtable meeting focusing on the issue at the Cambridge Police Department headquarters.
The meeting brought together law enforcement officials and domestic violence advocates in a discussion on how to respond to the problem within a healthcare setting. Read full article