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New York City has adopted a program similar to Cut It Out, a national effort that trains beauty shop employees to recognize the signs of domestic violence and help to educate the victims about their options. In NYC, the program targets salons in Washington Heights and Inwood. 'The salon may be one of the few places women might be without their abuser around,' said Laurie Magid, a former state prosecutor who is acting United States attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. 'This program really addresses a need. You don’t have a case unless you have a crime reported in the first place and that is the difficult area of domestic violence.'” [NYT]