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Domestic violence court statistics show that new system is working

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The first stats are coming in showing that Baton Rouge's new domestic violence court system seems to be working.

Funded by grants, the program, which includes a team of 12 trained specialists working with 27 domestic violence offenders, started in January.

Through things like meetings and classes, the program tries to change behavior patterns, instead of only giving punishments like other courts.

"I want it to change families," says Judge Laura Prosser. "I want it to break the cycle, so these children don't fall victim into the same cycle."

Prosser says that the compliance rate of almost 95% is more than double of a regular city court.

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