While every day Wellspring’s advocates see survivors in our emergency domestic violence shelter, in counseling rooms, at police stations and in the courts, we’ve got many professional colleagues who also spend a good part of their day addressing the issue of domestic violence. Sheriff Michael Zurlo notes that domestic violence, “is a crime we see far too often here in Saratoga County.” In fact, domestic violence is the #2 violent crime in our community (second only to drunk/drugged driving.) Click here for more from Sheriff Zurlo.

As a family court attorney and attorney for the child, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh has seen many cases of domestic violence,“I’ve seen the impact domestic violence has– how it destroys families.” Click here for more from Assemblywoman Walsh.

While in a previous job, Nicholas Evanovich had prosecuted domestic violence crimes, I like that he embraces looking at the social change needed to end abuse from all perspectives, “It’s something we all have to acknowledge and realize is happening and commit that we’re all going to address it together.” Click here to hear more about his vision for social change.