Baruch College Hosts Forum On Domestic Violence

A breakfast forum on domestic violence with Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum, former City Councilmember Ronnie Eldridge, Alisa del Tufo, author of “Behind Closed Doors,” a landmark report on domestic violence issued 13 years ago, and others. The Public Advocate will release a 150-page update of this report with recommendations for dealing with this social plague.

During 2005 the NYC domestic violence hotline had received more than 100,000 calls by October, including 11,000 from teenagers. Families of every race, ethnic group and economic background are affected. Indications are that incidences of domestic violence may be increasing.

A female survivor of domestic violence will also address the forum.

This event is part of a series of public policy forums presented by the Baruch College School of Public Affairs.

Q & A will follow the presentation. Coverage Invited

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 8: 00 – 10:00 am

The Newman Conference Center
Baruch College
151 E. 25 Street (b. Third & Lex. Aves)
New York City

Contact: Zane Berzins
646.660.6113