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PCAO Victim Services Provides Domestic Violence Awareness Training
Date: 10/17/2017
PCAO Victim Services Provides Domestic Violence Awareness Training

PCAO Victim Services Provides Domestic Violence Awareness Training

(Florence, AZ) The Pinal County Attorney's Office Victim Services division partnered with the Coolidge Public Library to present "In Her Shoes," a simulation designed to help participants understand the ups and downs a battered woman experiences over the course of many years. The event was held at the Coolidge Public Library on Friday, October 6, 2017. Pinal County Attorney’s Office Justice Court victim advocates, Kate Ripley and Emily Caron, facilitated the presentation in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month (October).

"In Her Shoes" is based on true stories and real-life experiences of women with abusive partners. The goal of the program is to increase awareness of the struggles these women face and to illustrate that domestic violence is not a private problem, but a community tragedy. The Pinal County Attorney’s Office Victim Services division offers the “In her Shoes” simulation, and hopes to partner with more organizations to provide increased awareness and education on the issue of domestic violence.

On October 2, 2017 Pinal County Attorney Kent Volkmer addressed elected officials, law enforcement, and members of the community at the Domestic Violence Awareness Kick-Off event in Florence, delivering the shocking news that 37 people in Arizona have already died in 2017 as a result of domestic violence.

The same day a public service awareness campaign was launched in joint effort with Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb and Pinal County Attorney Kent Volkmer calling on the community to increase awareness and to look for the signs in order to stop the epidemic of domestic violence.

“The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has responded to 1174 domestic violence calls so far this year, and with these numbers increasing daily, we need to do more to show victims that they are not alone.” Pinal County Attorney – Kent Volkmer

If you or someone you know is affected by domestic violence, help is available. If you have an emergency, CALL 9-1-1. For more information regarding resources available to victims of domestic violence, call the Pinal County Attorney Victim Services Division at 520-866-6813.

James Tanner 
County Attorney's PIO

Phone: 520.866.6573

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