MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County Executive Laura Curran was joined by Assemblyman Dave McDonough, Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, Kevin P. Smith, First Deputy Commissioner, Nassau County Police Department, John E. Imhof, PhD, LCSW-R Commissioner, Nassau County Department of Social Services, Cynthia Scott, Executive Director, The Safe Center LI, and Patricia Kontonis, mother and voice of victim, Maria Kontonis, in her call for greater awareness of domestic and family abuse.
“Addressing domestic violence requires the continuing joint commitment and dedication of our partners in law enforcement, clergy members, not-for-profit community agencies and government to combat this most serious of public safety and health crises,” said County Executive Curran. “We will continue to do all we can to provide assistance and education to those who are victims of domestic or family abuse.”
In 2017 alone, there were:
If you or someone you care about are a victim of abuse, please call The Safe Center LI’s confidential hotline at 516-542-0404.