Domestic violence is on the rise amid COVID-19, Experts assembled to discuss issue

EUREKA, Ca. (KIEM)- The Eureka Police Department reached out to community partners to assemble a panel of experts to discuss domestic violence and to provide resources for those in need of help amid covid-19.

The Eureka Police Department says they have seen an increase in domestic violence and calls for service related to family disturbances.

EPD says seeing an increase in the violence during these calls for service is troublesome. 

EPD’s Capt. Brian Stephens sat down with community partners and experts in this field to talk about domestic violence and supplied information for those in need of resource, counseling and/or assistance.

Humboldt County Department of Health and Human services, Public Health Branch, Healthy Communities Division, Two Feather Native American Family Services, Humboldt Domestic Violence Services and Stephens, took part in the discussion panel.

Click here for a link to the panel discussion, click here for a full list of resources for those dealing with domestic violence.