SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – The YWCA Northeastern New York has kicked
off a new program to prevent domestic violence.
Albany Protective Services, Inc., has partnered with YWCA to
bring a program that would install an alarm system in a domestic violence victim's
home, allowing the victim to press a button to contact police directly.
The people who will qualify for the alarms must have a no contact
order or protection against a person.
This will help add a layer of security for the victim.
This program, called Electronic Monitoring Providing Our
Women Empowering Respect, or EMPOWER, will replace the AWARE program. AWARE previously provided high risk domestic
violence victims with a security system and monitoring for free.