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Inside "The Aftermath:" Big violence issues in a small county

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Inside "The Aftermath:" Big violence issues in a small county

Picture of Emily  Cureton
CREDIT BRYANT ANDERSON/DEL NORTE TRIPLICATE
Jefferson Public Radio
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

By Geoffrey Riley and Emily Cureton

One of California's smallest counties is beset with one of the state's biggest problems: domestic violence. 

The Del Norte County Sheriff's office received domestic violence calls in the dozens until six years ago. 

That's when the number mushroomed into the hundreds, and now tops 1,000 per year, more per capita than in any other county in all of California.  The reasons and remedies are elusive. 

Emily Cureton, now the Exchange producer, spent a year delving into the domestic violence situation in Del Norte County. 

We hear her three-part series summing up her findings and visit on aftereffects from her reporting.

[This story was originally published by Jefferson Public Radio.]

Photo by  Bryant Anderson/Del Norte Triplicate.