Domestic violence roundtable programs

Issue November 2008

Hon. Nancy Dusek-Gomez and First Justice William J. Boyle of the Springfield District Court gave views from the bench and practical tips on dealing with domestic violence cases at a two-part luncheon roundtable last month.

“The Epidemic of Domestic Violence and How It Plays Out In Court,” was held Oct. 8, while the second session, on Oct. 14, explored the role of batterers’ intervention programs.

The roundtables were co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Hampden County Task Force on Domestic Violence and the MOVE Domestic Abuse Program. October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month and this was one of several programs throughout the state focusing on the problem of domestic violence.