Community Connection is a video series that highlights community response efforts to the COVID-19 outbreak. Sadly, the stress factors of a crisis are often the cause of a spike in domestic violence. Mayor Bruce Teague speaks with Kristie Fortmann-Doser, Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program, and Sergeant Scott Stevens, Investigations Supervisor for the Iowa City Police Department in this episode. Learn why these service are so critical during this time of isolation and what efforts are being made to prevent domestic disputes and abuse, and the resources available for victims. Click here to watch. 

Community Connection will be shared on Tuesdays and Thursdays on the City's FacebookTwitter, and Nextdoor accounts, as well as air on City Channel 4

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Date of publication

Tuesday, April 28, 2020