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The Bend and Redmond Police Departments along with the Deschutes County Sheriffs Department and Saving Grace are developing a collaborative approach to provide immediate services to domestic violence victims.  "The Lethality Assessment Program is a risk assessment tool for domestic violence cases.  And this is a way where by local law enforcement can assess the level of danger in a domestic violence relationship. It's a quick 11-question questionnaire.  And if the victim screens in high, police will automatically direct her to our Saving Grace hotline." Trish Meyer with Saving Grace says the program, funded by some federal grants, will take several weeks to implement with all law enforcement getting the training needed. She adds statistics show there is a 60% reduction in risk of severe assault when victims utilize the services of a domestic violence programs.  For more information you can go to the Saving Grace website www.saving-grace.org.

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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