Shelter to Hold Forum on Domestic Violence

Staff of the Retreat shelter in East Hampton and local police chiefs will hold a panel discussion Monday in Bridgehampton about domestic violence.

Billed as "what everyone needs to know" about violence in the home and between people who are in relationships, the session will be held in the Hampton Library on Bridgehampton Main Street. It begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

The program will have presentations by Helen Atkinson-Barnes, the Retreat's educator; Minerva Perez, the director of its shelter, and Thalia Olaya, who is a teen leader for the organization. Police chiefs from the East Hampton, Sag Harbor, and Southampton departments have said they intend to attend.