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Balloons released to rise up against domestic violence

Community members and city officials banded together with one goal: to end domestic violence.

Posted: Oct. 26, 2018 3:22 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Mayor Tom Henry proclaimed October as Rise Up Against Domestic Violence Awareness month during a balloon release at the Allen County courthouse Friday. 

Community members and city officials banded together with one goal: to end domestic violence. 

One in four women, one in seven men, and one in 15 children will be affected in their life time, but by rising up, we can lower those numbers. 

"Often times, people don't understand domestic violence. They don't understand why victims just can't leave. And it's really important to understand why those reasons may not be as easy as we think they are," said Jessica Crocier with victim assistance at the Fort Wayne Police Department. 

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, contact Jessica Crocier at 260-427-1205. 

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