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October 15, 2000

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Schererville Judge Opens Domestic Violence Class to Community

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Honorable Judge Deborah Riga of Schererville will open a session of her Domestic Violence and Law Enforcement class at Indiana University Northwest to the community next week. The class offers discussion on a full range of domestic violence issues, as well as the roles of the people in the criminal justice and law enforcement system who work with the issues. In opening the classto the community, Riga will discuss some of the issues covered in the class throughout the semester, and introduce a police officer who served as investigator of a recent domestic violence murder-suicide in the region.

As part of the criminal justice program at IU Northwest’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), the Domestic Violence and Law Enforcement class will be Tuesday, October24 from 10 to 11:15 a.m. on campus in MarramHall 119. Although the class is open to the community free of charge, reservations are necessary. For more information on the class telephone the IU Northwest SPEA office at 219-980-6695.

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