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Candidate forum to address domestic violence

Public event is Oct. 30 in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 16, 2014) — In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month Lexington’s Domestic Violence Prevention Board is hosting a candidates forum that will focus on Interpersonal and family violence. The event will be held from 2:30-4 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Lexington Public Library, Farish Theater

domesticCandidates running for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives, Fayette County sheriff, Fayette County coroner and Fayette Family Court judges have been invited to attend the event.

Jack Pattie, WVLK talk show host, will moderate the discussion. Candidates will not be given the questions before the forum and there will be an opportunity for questions from the audience.

“Every one of these elected offices plays and important part in what happens when there is conflict or violence in families or between intimate partners,” said Teri Faragher, Director of the Domestic Violence Prevention Board. “The time to worry about who will occupy these offices is now when we have an election, not when you are standing before the bench or calling for help.”

The board is also distributing a brochure aimed at helping young people avoid abusive relationships.

Brochures are available at 200 East Main Street, Department of Social Services, Room 328.

Also, on Oct. 15, approximately 80 local criminal justice professionals attended a training program featuring national speakers on domestic violence crime and cutting edge interventions to stop it. The training, sponsored by the Domestic Violence Prevention Board and the Division of Police, was held at the Fayette Circuit Courthouse and drew a large number of patrol officers, sheriff’s deputies, prosecutors and victim advocates.

For more information, call the Domestic Violence Prevention Board at 859-258-3803.