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Bridges to hold candlelight vigil

Bridges Domestic Violence Center will conduct a candelight vigil Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. at Franklin Police Department honoring Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. Guest speakers will be in attendance. The vigil will take place in the Community Room of the Franklin Police Headquarters, 900 Columbia Avenue. 

For more information about domestic violence, visit www.bridgesdvc.org.

According to statistics, domestic assaults are the leading cause of injury to women – more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined. In fact, one woman in the U.S. is assaulted every nine seconds. 
 
Every October, greater Williamson County police, prosecutors, and advocates join in the National effort to connect domestic violence victims and their children with the resources they need to “Break the Silence…Stop the Violence.” Detective Dawn Bennett is leading the charge this month in Franklin with a goal of raising awareness.
  
For shelter information, call (615) 599-5777 or visit www.bridgesdvc.org.

Posted on: 10/14/2013

 
 

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