First of its kind partnership in Lake County helps domestic violence victims

EASTLAKE, Ohio -

A new partnership at the Eastlake Police Department is working to help domestic violence victims.

The department has teamed up with Forbes House, a crisis shelter, to help these victims come up with a safety plan.

Ruth Marshall and Katie Granchi are the victim advocates from the Eastlake Police Department who came up with the idea and reached out to the crisis shelter. 

"We help them through the court process, they [Forbes House] handle the healing," Marshall said. 

The collaboration comes in the form of weekly support groups that take place at the police department. 

"On average, it takes seven to ten times for someone to leave an abusive relationship. Our goal is to help them wherever they are in that process," Noelle Silvaroli with Forbes House said. 

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