State domestic violence services has ‘extreme gaps’

XGR Domestic Violence Report

By Michael Tarver

BATON ROUGE — LSU Women’s Center Director Summer Steib told the Senate Select Committee on Women and Children Wednesday the analysis she conducted on the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence demonstrated experience and dedication to domestic violence programs, but it lacked clarity in its role, function, scope and authority.

The report also underscored a lack of collaboration between domestic violence agencies.

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