Suffolk County executive criticized over Family Violence Task Force

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Counselors and advocates for victims say Suffolk County's efforts to combat domestic violence have been lackluster in recent years, to the detriment of vulnerable victims.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has been taking some heat over his failure to quickly re-appoint a task force on family violence.

Under a policy begun under County Executive Pat Halpin in 1988, counseling agencies, police officials, judges and others have met frequently as part of a county executive's task force to strategize on ways to combat family violence. However, interviews and...

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