10/10/11 – Domestic abuse numbers are up sharply in Dodge County. That’s according to Jamie Kratz-Gullickson, the Executive Director of People Against Violent Environments, who appeared with us on WBEV’s Community Comment last week as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. She says they have already provided as many nights of shelter this year as during all of last year, 3100 so far and counting. In 2010, PAVE provided 2800 nights of shelter, which is measured as one person spending one night with PAVE. Kratz-Gullickson says the beginning of the recession 2009 was a peak year with over 3800 nights of shelter provided. She says they are on pace to break that record-setting year. The crisis line for PAVE is 800-775-3785 and can be found on our website wbevradio.com.