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Domestic Violence Task Force Holds First Meeting


Commissioner Page Lemel leads the discussion at the meeting of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Task Force.

The Transylvania Coun-ty Domestic Violence-Sexual Assault Task Force came together for its first meeting on June 9 in the Commissioners Chambers at noon. County Commiss-ioner Page Lemel called for the task force and opened the discussion.

Salley Stepp, executive director of SAFE, Inc., the county's agency responsible for providing leadership to eliminate domestic and sexual violence, co-hosted the meeting.

Lemel shared her experience visiting Buncombe County's Family Justice Center. Buncombe Coun-ty recognized they had a real problem with domestic violence when they had eight deaths...

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