By Becca Clark
Wrangell Sentinel 

WCA hires domestic violence prevention specialist


March 20, 2024

Kevin Gadsey, shown here at a Chicago Cubs game in 2017, has been hired to work on domestic violence prevention programs for the Wrangell Cooperative Association.

Kevin Gadsey, hired last month by the Wrangell Cooperative Association to work on domestic violence prevention, said the problem is more traumatic in smaller communities like Wrangell, where survivors often must leave town for support and treatment.

Alaska has some of the highest domestic violence rates in the country, especially among Native communities.

While more support and resources for survivors of domestic violence are needed, a key piece of the equation is prevention, Gadsey noted. The more work that can be done to prevent domestic violence and improve the community culture, he said, t...

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