Cheers are coming from all corners of central New York following the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act last week in Washington. The renewal of the law had been stalled for almost two years in the midst of House and Senate gridlock.
Senator Charles Schumer visited the child advocacy center in Fulton Tuesday to promote passage of the Violence Against Women Act. Schumer chose to highlight Oswego County because of a sharp rise in reported child abuse cases.
While domestic violence continues to be an issue in Central New York, the group that puts out the annual report to the community on domestic and sexual violence, found one bright spot in the stats. But that bright spot didn't last long.