CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Officials with Charleston police say the department has been awarded continuation funds for its domestic violence investigator.
According to CPD officials, this is the second year of the grant awarded by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.
"The investigator is a permanent addition assigned to the department's Family Violence Unit, which is designed to break the cycle of domestic violence by quickly dealing with the abuser and simultaneously getting help to the victim and any children who might be affected," CPD officials said."The investigator has developed a lethality assessment based on cross-training with the Oklahoma City Police Department. This assessment, along with other training, is bringing awareness to the early warning signs of domestic violence."
CPD officials say the Family Violence Unit also includes a mental health worker and three victim advocates. The unit works in coordination with a team of five special victims' detectives.