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WEB EXTRA: Domestic Abuse Intervention Team

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by Colby Robertson

MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) -- The Marathon County Domestic Abuse Intervention Team is a coordinated community response team working toward stopping domestic violence.

Lee Shipway says, "The main focus is looking at all the parts of the system that deal with domestic violence whether they're abusers or victims. Trying to make sure we keep our mission of holding the abusers accountable for their actions and offering whatever services we can to victims to try and make them safer in their homes."

The Domestic Abuse Intervention Team has been in existence for 26 years. Group members meet the first and third Tuesday of every month.

Shipway says another part of the team's mission is to try and get community awareness.

The following agencies are involved with the Marathon County Domestic Abuse Intervention Team:

  • ATTIC Correctional Services
  • Children's Service Society of Wisconsin
  • Everest Metro Police Department
  • Kronenwetter Police Department
  • Marathon County Clerk of Courts
  • Marathon County Dept. of Social Services
  • Marathon County District Attorney's Office
  • Marathon County Health Department
  • Marathon County Justice Programs
  • Marathon County Sheriff's Department
  • Marathon County Victim/Witness Program
  • Marshfield Clinic -- Wausau Center
  • Olsen Law Office
  • Peaceful Solutions Counseling/SAFE Program
  • Rothschild Police Department
  • United Way of Marathon County
  • Wausau Police Department
  • Wisconsin Department of Corrections
  • Wisconsin Judicare
  • 9th Judicial District of Wisconsin
  • The Women's Community, Inc.
  • Wausau School District

For more information on The Marathon County Domestic Abuse Intervention Team watch Lee Shipway's EXTENDED INTERVIEW.

Online Reporter: Colby Robertson

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