New Program Gives Domestic Violence Victims Security Systems
The district attorneys from Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties in Pennsylvania announced the MVP – Maximum Victim Protection program.
West Bethlehem-based company Altronics Security Systems is donating panic buttons, installing security systems and waiving a $40 monthly monitoring fee for domestic violence victims working with the district attorneys offices, according to Lehighvalleylive.com.
The panic button has a 5-acre range from the security system. A newer system also has GPS monitoring.
The program will be for domestic violence victims who are in danger of imminent harm, have a protection from abuse order and must be cooperating with prosecution in a related criminal case.
Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said the program will be important, and is a sign of the private sector working with the public sector.
"We're all well aware that in unfortunate situations the victim's safety is jeopardized," Berks County District Attorney John Adams said.