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TABLEOFCONTENTSCountyAttorneySummitLetterFromYourCountyAttorneyCivilDivisionPHHSDivisionCriminalDivisionVictimWitnessDivisionAdministrationandInitiativesCrimesByTheNumbersEverythingIsWaitingForYoubyDavidWhyte23456789-1112NortheastMinnesotaNorthwestWisconsinProsecutorsSummitonDomesticViolenceTheSt.LouisCountyAttorneysofcemadehistoryin2012byinitiatingitsfrstNortheastMinnesotaNorthwestWisconsinCountyAttorneysSummit.Itgaveanopportunityortheregionscountyattorneystoshareinormationacrosscountyandevenstatelineswhileaddressingcomplexissuesanddifcultcases.LastOctoberSt.LouisCountyAttorneyMarkRubinandhisprosecutingattorneyshostedtheNEMNNWWIprosecutorssummitondomesticviolence.RubinstatedthereasonbehindthissignifcantundertakingWhilewehavemadegreatstridesinourprosecutionothesecasestherealityisthatpeoplestillcontinuetobeatrapestrangleandstalkthosetheypurportedlylove.ThesadstatisticsinSt.LouisCountyalonearealarmingInthefrstninemonthso2013therewere395domesticviolencecrimesincluding78assaultsbystrangulation19domesticassaultswithaweaponandsixdomesticviolencecasesthatincludedsexualassaults.RubinandtheprosecutingattorneyswhomakeuptheSt.LouisCountyDomesticViolenceUnitdecidedtorecommitwithanevenmorepowerulresponsetoprosecutingthesecrimesbymeetingwithprosecutorsromothercitiesandcountiesthroughouttheSixthJudicialDistrictaswellasromnorthwestWisconsin.WearecommittedtoaproactiveresponseinprosecutingthesemattersRubinsaid.Wewanttoraisetheawarenessdomesticviolenceisnotacceptable.In2013thenumberoprosecutorparticipantstripledrom2012duetotheSummitsocusonprosecutionodomesticviolencecases.JessicaFralichoneoourattorneysinthecountysDomesticViolenceUnitstatesseveralreasonswhythisSummitissoimportant.Prosecutionodomesticviolencecrimesposesuniquechallengestousasprosecutors.Wewanttohaveanopenexchangeoideastoincreasethesuccessulprosecutionothesecases.AsprosecutorswewanttoocusontheaccountabilityotheoendersbecausedomesticviolenceandviolenceagainstwomenissuchanegregiousoensewithwidesweepingeectsallacrossourNorthlandcommunities.DomesticviolenceperpetratesharmonourcommunitiesitattacksthecoreotheamilysaysAssistantSt.LouisCountyAttorneyRebekkaStummewhowasalsooneotheexpertspresentingattheSummit.Itcreatesarippleeectbecauseothedamagedonetothevictimstheiramilymemberstheirriendsandtheiremployers.TABLEOFCONTENTSDOMESTICVIOLENCESUMMIT2013ST.LOUISCOUNTYATTORNEYSANNUALREPORT2DavidBrownChiefDeputyHenne-pinCountyAttorneysOfcepresentsattheDomesticViolenceSummit.