KMSB "Nogales SCC Profiles," Tuesday, 5/10/11, 6:55 AM

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By Bryce Potter By Bryce Potter

Mary Helen Maley, Circles of Peace, says Arizona has some of the strictest domestic violence legislation in the nation, yet it ranks seventh in the nation for domestic violence-related deaths. She says Circles of Peace helps address this issue by identifying and developing a network of support is fundamental to both the Circle process and for transitions. She says support people help the applicant and participant acknowledge what behaviors they need to let go of in order to nurture a healthy relationship.