Thursday, February 12, 2009

Domestic Abuse

Captain Rita Baker of Tennessee’s domestic violence division tells WSMV-TV,
"From what I understand, (the number of deaf or hard of hearing victims of
abuse) could be as much as one in two women."

Baker says she recently realized that in all of her years with the domestic violence division, she never called in a sign language interpreter.
"That tells me not that we're lucky that there's no deaf people being abused,
but quite the opposite: that these people are not getting our services, and that
was a concern to me.”
Read more here or see a video