A friend of mine called this afternoon and told me about a teenage girl who had been beaten by her stepfather. They decided not to get the police involved yet because it may have made the matter worse. My friend asked me if I would go along with them to visit the father because people are generally on their best behavior when foreigners are around. So I, along with two social workers, 4 teachers and the girl went to her house.
The father was not home which may have been a blessing since he may have been intimidated by such a big group. The meeting was quite cordial and might have been useful if the man gets the message that people are watching including a big dopey foreign guy.