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Pandemic protocols call for people to avoid gatherings and stay at home. But victims’ advocates say this can worsen a situation for those in abusive relationships. 

Tiffany Eckert

Two runaway girls have been returned to Eugene after police foiled what is being investigated as human trafficking.  As KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports, the case has prompted law enforcement to educate communities on the red flags of abuse and exploitation.

The Domestic Violence Clinic at the University of Oregon was awarded $500,000 by the U.S. Department of Justice. The funds will be used to expand services throughout Lane County.

Recorded on: March 10, 2017

Air Date: March 13, 2017


  • Rachel Collins, Engagement Manager at Womenspace
  • Dr. Jon Davies, Director of the McKenzie River Men’s Center

Coordinator: Sandy Ericscon

Over the past two years, the number of households reporting domestic violence has more than doubled in Lane County. That’s according to Womenspace, a crisis center that serves victims of Intimate Partner Abuse. The agency also reports that more than half of those households include children. Advocates say violence has long-lasting, often devastating impact on kids.