Sen. Stadelman

State Senator Steve Stadelman is pleased to partner in the community's latest effort to address domestic violence by securing $1 million in state funds to equip the UW Health SwedishAmerican Emergency Department with specially trained staff to offer support and assistance to patients whose injuries stem from suspected domestic violence. More than half of survivors seeking help from the Rockford Family Peace Center report they were strangled, a form of abuse that increases a survivor's risk of homicide by 700 percent.