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Rural Seclusion May Prolong Domestic Abuse: ‘Everybody Knows Everybody’

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Anthony Shelvy, a social worker at Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center in Fayette, Miss., said Jefferson County has few resources to help domestic-violence victims and that the county’s crime-victim agency, which primarily focuses on domestic violence, only employs two people for the entire 527-square-mile area.