Oklahomans Gather To Fight Domestic Violence

Thursday, March 27th 2008, 5:50 pm
By: News On 6

Domestic violence victims, advocates and some lawmakers at state Capitol hope efforts on Thursday help stop domestic violence.  Red silhouettes represented those who have died from domestic abuse. 

Advocates also wore shirts to show their services saved the lives of more than 17,000 domestic violence victims last year.

"The people who die in domestic violence homicides are not going to shelters and crisis centers so we thought if we focus on the lives we save there, people might be more inclined to come," said Marcia Smith, OK Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Attorney General Drew Edmondson is asking for an additional $2.5 million in state money for domestic violence services.

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