Last night, I was honored to be a part of a candlelight vigil for the victims of domestic violence hosted by the Griffin Judicial Circuit Domestic Violence Task Force. Thank you to the Task Force, law enforcement, Promise Place, the GHS Chorus, and everyone else who participated tonight. Being a part of this task force is so important. We fight to break the cycle of domestic violence, and it meant a great deal to me to come together as a community to celebrate survivors of domestic violence, and to remember those that lost their lives to domestic violence this year.
On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States. This number can no longer be ignored. Let us stand together behind victims. Please break the silence. If you or someone you know is the victim of domestic violence, in any of its forms, contact law enforcement, Promise Place, or any of my offices. Together, we can break the cycle. We stand with you, and we support you. You are not alone.
Ben Coker - District Attorney