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YWCA welcomes new security measure for domestic violence victims

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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.

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