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Domestic violence officials question what more can be done?

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  The West Gordon murder and a nearly three hour standoff on Crepe Myrtle Court have domestic violence officials questioning what more they can do to prevent domestic violence.

Silke Deeley of the Liberty House domestic violence shelter says often smaller problems lead up to events like those that happened over the weekend. She says family, friends, and neighbors need to speak up if they begin to notice domestic violence. She says resources are available, but domestic violence victims must recognize the problem and want to do something about it.

"It's really not about pointing fingers at anybody, it's saying what can we do better, what can we as an agency do better, how much more can we put out there in the community so that people will believe that this is a problem that we need to address," said Silke Deeley, MA, LCPC, Liberty House Executive Director.

Deeley says there are hotlines victims can call to talk a situation out. You can find a link to their website at www.libertyhouseofalbany.com.


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