domestic violence http://waer.org en Natalie Merchant Featured in Domestic Violence Prevention PSA http://waer.org/post/natalie-merchant-featured-domestic-violence-prevention-psa <p>As a closing point to Domestic Violence Awareness Month,&nbsp;the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence has sponsored a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/NYSdomesticviolence">series of PSA videos</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;Singer and songwriter Natalie Merchant appears in the videos as a spokesperson for encouraging people to step up and say something when they suspect abuse.</p><p></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:56:08 +0000 Chris Bolt & Hannah Warren 10059 at http://waer.org Natalie Merchant Featured in Domestic Violence Prevention PSA Vera House Presents 24th Annual Report to Community http://waer.org/post/vera-house-presents-24th-annual-report-community <p>Vera House released its <a href="http://www.verahouse.org/coalition/2011-report-to-the-community-on-domestic-sexual-violence">24th Annual Report to the Community </a>on Wednesday, providing a snapshot of Domestic and Sexual Violence.&nbsp; The statistics are disturbing.&nbsp;</p><p>In 2012, The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office and Syracuse Police Department answered more than 18,300 domestic violence calls combined, leading to more than 2,500 perpetrator arrests.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:46:52 +0000 John Smith & Hannah Warren 10001 at http://waer.org Vera House Presents 24th Annual Report to Community