Thursday, November 20, 2008

File under: "Why didn't think of that?"

I'm always impressed when government sees a natural solution to a problem and takes steps to implement it. And this is an idea that just seemed so obvious: Enlisting the Aid of Hairstylists as Sentinels for Domestic Abuse.

Manhattan has a one-year-old program designed to train beauty stylists to identify cases of domestic abuse and provide their clients with contact information to the city's various resources.

Congrats to NYC for launching this program. And here’s hoping that the fledgling program can survive a dicey round of budget cuts.

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