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W.Va. Supreme Court launches video series to help domestic violence victims

By Lacie Pierson Staff writer, The Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Beth Walker announces a new domestic violence video produced by the court to help people file domestic violence petitions on Monday in Supreme Court chambers. (From left) Justice Evan Jenkins, Justice Tim Armstead and Justice John Hutchison were in attendance. KENNY KEMP | Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With the goal of increasing transparency and accessibility to the judicial branch, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on Monday released a series of videos to explain the process of obtaining a domestic violence petition.

The four-part video series is available on the West Virginia Judiciary website and its YouTube channel, and the goal of the videos is to make the process a little more clear for people seeking domestic violence petitions, which accounted for 25.8 percent of all filings in magistrate courts throughout West Virginia in 2017, Chief Justice Beth Walker said Monday morning.

The videos are meant to clear up misconceptions and provide an easy-to-understand road map to obtain a petition, Walker said. …

Read more: https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/around_wv/supreme-court-launches-video-series-to-help-domestic-violence-victims/article_6f2f88bd-7d2f-59c1-91ce-e2ef57f98f41.html

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