Stresses of pandemic have Johnson County social workers concerned about domestic violence, child abuse

The Johnson County District Attorney reports a 6% increase in domestic violence cases filed this year, compared to same time period in 2019. Photo credit Ankyt. Used under a Creative Commons license.

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As mandatory stay-at-home orders in response to the coronavirus reverberate through Johnson County, social service workers say they are concerned about the impact this could have on those living in homes with domestic violence or child abuse.