Eight families that have experienced violence in the home are getting support and help from the Kamloops RCMP, among others.
Staff Sgt. Fran Bethell told the City’s police committee Monday morning that the domestic violence program includes RCMP, probation, social services and other agencies to help families work through the courts but also work to stay safe.
The program is young, but is showing good results already, she said.
Kamloops RCMP have made reducing domestic violence a high priority, and the program helps with that goal.
The families in the program were identified as being at high risk of more violence. They have received supports while working their way through the justice system.
Bethell said they are families that have had repeated domestic incidents or other factors that put them at risk of future incidents.
“This group looks at supporting the victim and ensuring there’s no more violence,” she said. “It’s working well.”