Ithaca, N.Y. — The Advocacy Center of Tompkins County is asking for volunteers for its domestic violence hotline in the wake of the murder of Cornell student Shannon Jones.

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Jones, 23, was killed on Thanksgiving Day by Benjamin A. Cayea, her boyfriend, according to law enforcement records.

Tiffany Greco, education director of the Advocacy Center, said she was emailing local media “to announce that we are recruiting hotline volunteers.”

“A lot of people are looking for ways they can make a difference following the tragic DV homicide of Shannon Jones – here is a very real way people can help in our community,” Greco said.

Here is the basic info:

Volunteer with the Advocacy Center Hotline! Hotline Volunteers provide crisis and ongoing support to adult and child victims of domestic & sexual violence via the 24/7 local hotline. Extensive training provided. NY State Rape Crisis Counselor Certification received upon completion of training.  For further information please contact Rachel Lanphere at 607-277-3203 or RLanphere@theadvocacycenter.org.  To learn more about the Advocacy Center please visitwww.theadvocacycenter.org

The hotline number is, according to Greco: 607-277-5000 


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