Press Release

For Immediate Release: April 11, 2019

Union County C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Action, Response, Education, Safety) Domestic Violence Symposium

Union County Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski and Freeholders Sergio Granados and Christopher Hudak, Acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Executive Director of the YWCA of Union County Janice C. Lilien joined Dr. Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Union County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations Vincent G. Gagliardi, Jr, Kean University Public Safety Director Mark Farsi and Nathan Weiss Graduate College Dean Dr. Christine W. Thorpe at the 6th annual Union County C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Action, Response, Education, Safety) Domestic Violence Symposium at Kean University in Union. Dr. Campbell was the keynote speaker.

The Symposium is jointly presented by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and YWCA Union County, and co-sponsored by Kean University, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Elizabeth-based Family and Children’s Services, and the Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation. The agenda featured more than a dozen speakers focusing on this year’s topic: “A Lethal Reality: When Domestic Violence Turns Deadly.” 

The Symposium again has been timed to coincide with the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Crimes Victims’ Rights Week, being held this year from April 7-13 (for more information, go online tohttps://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ncvrw).
(Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

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