The Aftermath: Domestic Violence In Rural Northern California
Domestic violence occurs in every region, in every part of society. But economically-depressed rural areas often have a greater incidence of abuse and fewer resources to address it.
For example, in Del Norte County -- nestled in California's northwestern corner -- 911 calls about domestic violence come in at a rate eight times the state average.
Emily Cureton began reporting on this while working as a reporter at the Del Norte Triplicate in Crescent City. Now, for JPR, she explores the tragic stories and examines the social implications of a culture where domestic violence becomes routine.
Triplicate reporter David Grieder contributed to these reports, which were supported by a California Health Journalism Fellowship through USC's Annenberg School of Journalism.