Domestic Violence Bus Comes Here For Prevention & To Raise Awareness

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By Special to the Daily World
The National Network to End Domestic Violence and HopeLine from Verizon brought together a variety of state domestic violence prevention leaders for “Journey of Hope” on Tuesday, Oct 11.

Conceived in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Journey of Hope is a cross-country, eight-city traveling bus exhibit to encourage the public to learn more about domestic violence and the resources available.

The tour opened with a 10:30 a.m. press conference at Centennial Park on Andrew Young International Boulevard with several high-level Georgia dignitaries speaking out against domestic violence in the state. Verizon Foundation also announced the nine Georgia nonprofits awarded more than $105,000 in grants for their efforts in raising awareness for the prevention of domestic and dating violence among teens and young adults.

Speakers at the press conference were:  Carol W. Hunstein, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Georgia;  George N. Turner, Atlanta police chief;    Peggy Walker, Juvenile Court judge, Douglas County; chair, Georgia Commission on Family Violence;   Nicole Lesser, executive

Community members can also donate their old phones and text to donate to support the efforts of the National Network to End Domestic Violence.   Domestic Violence Awareness month is October and the event encourages the public to learn more about domestic violence and the resources available.

The Journey of Hope bus was opened to the public from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

For more information visit VerizonWireless.com/Hopeline.

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