Domestic violence, it's a topic that can't be talked about enough. The Nueces County District Attorney's office wants to teach cosmetologists how to spot domestic violence and how to help.
It's a program that takes a year then sends the newly licensed cosmetologist into the work field. This is where the Victim Assistant Coordinators with the District Attorney's office want to step in.
It's a program called "Cut it out" aimed at teaching hairdressers and barbers to spot signs in their clients, if abuse is going on.
Sandra Garcia, Cosmetology Instructor at DMC believes this is a great way to help clients in need.
Garcia said "It's been years that we've been working on that client rapport with the stylist and then we start learning about their families, their future, whatever it is that they're doing."
Victim Assistant Coordinators will be visiting these cosmetology schools over the next few weeks teaching these students how to spot if their client is involved in an abusive relationship, through the trust a cosmetologist builds with their client.
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