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New Tennessee Law Will Require Hairstylists To Recognize Signs Of Domestic Violence

Nashville stylist Betsy Briggs Cathcart was trained to recognize signs of domestic violence and give out information about where victims can find help. (Natasha Senjanovic/WPLN)
Nashville stylist Betsy Briggs Cathcart was trained to recognize signs of domestic violence and give out information about where victims can find help. (Natasha Senjanovic/WPLN)

Barbers and hairstylists often are confidantes of their clients. A new law that takes effect in 2022 requires them to look for signs of injuries caused by domestic violence and to give information about professional help.

Natasha Senjanovic produced this story in partnership with the Pulitzer Center and Nashville Public Radio.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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