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Clay plans domestic violence court -- Would be second of its kind in Minnesota

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As the one crime where victims always know their attackers and often share lives, domestic violence can pose unique issues.

"It isn't so simple as you have an offense, you have a conviction and then treatment starts," Clay County Attorney Brian Melton said.

Victims can be financially or emotionally linked to the assailant and may have children together, among other entanglements.

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