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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Saturday butterflies were set free to remember victims of domestic violence and renew the hope that those suffering will get out of violent relationships.

It's all a part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Jovi Brown has been a victim, but found a way out.

"Life has been great I've published three books and started a corporation, so things are going great," said Brown.

She told her story at the Liberty House butterfly release ceremony, Liberty House helps women and children impacted by domestic violence.

"I want people to know there are help groups out there," said Brown.

She understands what victims go through, her husband was the abuser.

"Putting me down belittling me telling me I was no good, I couldn't think or do anything for myself, I look awful, that was pretty much our relationship," said brown.

This was the 4th year of the butterfly release, the Liberty House has helped more than 1,400 victims.

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