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Schenectady's ally of abused women retiring

Y’s Merrill-Mazurek championed new approach

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A woman who saw Schenectady through an evolution of thought on domestic violence now is retiring, having created dozens of policies and programs to help victims. When Carole Merrill-Mazurek became the YWCA’s domestic violence services director, there were no laws prohibiting domestic violence. Police weren’t trained to handle relationship disputes, and those who wanted to escape had very few places to go. Schenectady was one of the first places in the state to hold police ...


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lambert
April 1, 2013
8:04 a.m.

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A true heroine. Thank you Carole, for making this city a better place.

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