2002-06-29 / Community

RCN And PRYSE Address Domestic Violence

By Gary G. Toms

RCN And PRYSE Address
Domestic Violence
By Gary G. Toms


James Brock Harris, III stated that more government funding is needed to deal with the issue of domestic violence.James Brock Harris, III stated that more government funding is needed to deal with the issue of domestic violence.

The Rockaway Children’s Network and the Project for Rockaway Youth in Safety and Education (PRYSE) hosted a conference on domestic violence last week at Peninsula Hospital Center. The goal was to facilitate and educate the community about the implications of domestic violence and its impact on families and children. "We aim to establish and maintain service linkages among city and private agencies that serve the Rockaway peninsula," said RCN Co-chair, and Child Protection Services Manager, James Brock Harris, III.


Felix Martinez, from the Queens District Attorney's Office, served as the host for the event.Felix Martinez, from the Queens District Attorney's Office, served as the host for the event.Dr. Olajide F. Olawepo, MD, Associate Director of the Department of Pediatrics at PHC, offered grim statistics on the number of children that are directly affected by violence in the home.Dr. Olajide F. Olawepo, MD, Associate Director of the Department of Pediatrics at PHC, offered grim statistics on the number of children that are directly affected by violence in the home.

Candace Greenwich, the Administration for Children Services' (ACS) Community Coordinator for the Office of Domestic Policy and Planning, talked about the alarming number of abuse cases against women that have occurred within the last year.     Photos by Gary G. TomsCandace Greenwich, the Administration for Children Services' (ACS) Community Coordinator for the Office of Domestic Policy and Planning, talked about the alarming number of abuse cases against women that have occurred within the last year. Photos by Gary G. Toms

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