9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson has received more than $67,000 from the state Department of Public Safety to hire a prosecutor specifically for domestic violence cases, one of the state's biggest problems. Many media outlets and organizations have reported on the state's high number of domestic abuse cases, and Charleston County alone had about 2,700 reported instances last year, second in the state.
From ABC News 4:
"It is a different kind of animal, it is a different kind of case," said 9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson.
Wilson believes one of the ways to end this crime is to break the cycle of it.
"It is not just the victim who's involved in the relationship that is at issue. There are children who are watching this behavior and learning that's all they should expect from this relationship," Wilson said.
The new prosecutor is expected to start sometime this fall. Check out ABC News 4's video coverage, also.
Personally, I think the move should be applauded. When so many places are only cutting jobs due to a downturn in the economy, there are some areas where sacrifices simply can't be made. The victims of domestic violence deserve justice, and to have one person dedicated to pursuing that will go a long way in making sure it happens.