October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month across the country.
Trish Kerr with the Cayuga Seneca Community Action Agency said on the Finger Lakes Morning News that with some help from the federal government, multiple agencies in Cayuga County work as a team to help victims of domestic violence.
Domestic violence victims in Cayuga County have access to potentially life-saving information through the web site Sheriffs-Assist.org.
Sheriffs’ Assist allows crime victims and concerned citizens to track the custody status of offenders and register to be notified by phone or email in the event of a release to the community or a transfer to a New York State correctional facility or county jail.
This service is available 24/7 through the toll-free number 1-888-VINE-4-NY or online.