Nonprofit: Big Isle domestic violence rose in last 2 years

JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald Christine Fliniau, domestic violence expert and Child & Family Service director of East Hawaii programs, spoke Monday to the Tribune-Herald at the CFS office in Hilo.

There has been more than a 60% increase on Hawaii Island between 2021 and 2023 in the number of participants in programs aimed at the prevention of domestic violence, according to a statewide private nonprofit organization providing those services.