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Purple ribbons remember abuse victims

October 23, 2003
Albany- If you're a victim of domestic abuse, there is help available to you.

A ceremony was held outside the Dougherty County Courthouse today to remind people that domestic violence is still a problem. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month.

People across the nation are victimized daily by someone who claims to love them. Dougherty County Victims Witness Assistance Program has helped more than 1,000 people affected by domestic violence in the past year.

"We want to bring awareness and educate the public that domestic violence does exist and there's not excuse for abuse," said Victims Advocate Tonya Abner.

The purple ribbons represent victims of domestic violence.

posted at 9:45 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com

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