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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVOR SPEAKS OUT FOR VICTIM’S RIGHTS

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THIS IS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS’ RIGHTS WEEK, WHICH IS APRIL 18TH-24TH.

SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY, VICTIM’S RIGHTS SUPPORT STAFF AND A WOMAN WHO SURVIVED A RELATIONSHIP WITH A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENDER SPOKE AT THE WOODBURY COUNTY COURTHOUSE THURSDAY.

SHELLEY RAWSON WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE THAT VIOLENT TIME IN HER LIFE SEVEN YEARS AGO AND BECAME A VICTIM’S RIGHTS ADVOCATE:

SHELLEY1 OC………HE DID TO ME. :22

THIS YEAR’S THEME IS SUPPORT VICTIMS. BUILD TRUST. AND ENGAGE COMMUNITIES.

RAWSON SAYS THE COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT HELPED HER SURVIVE:

SHELLEY2 OC……….WHEN I WAS READY. :21

WOODBURY COUNTY ATTORNEY PATRICK JENNINGS SAYS OVER A THOUSAND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES WERE FILED IN NORTHWEST IOWA IN 2020, WITH MANY OF THOSE FILED LOCALLY:

PJ1 OC……….HERE IN WOODBURY COUNTY. :23

ONE LOCAL AGENCY HELPING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS HAS A NEW NAME.
“SAFE PLACE” WAS FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE COUNCIL ON SEXUAL ASSAULT AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR CSADV.
SUPERVISOR DEB HOGAN SAYS THE NEW NAME DESCRIBES THE SHELTER AND AGENCY AS A SAFE HAVEN FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.