As domestic violence rises, candlelight vigil planned for tonight | Events
A candlelight vigil will be held tonight to kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The vigil will be held at Four Freedoms Monument in Downtown Evansville to honor victims and survivors of domestic violence and to raise awareness of the growing problem in our community and in the State of Indiana.
Community representatives will speak out at the candlelight vigil and encourage members of the community to step up and do their part to help end domestic violence as well as remind victims where to receive services and find assistance.
The vigil is being organized by the Evansville-Vanderburgh Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence in collaboration with Albion Fellows Bacon Center, the YWCA, Holly’s House, Lampion Center and the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office Victim/Witness Assistance Program.
In 2012, 64 people died in the state of Indiana due to domestic violence. Albion Fellows Bacon Center and the YWCA, both local domestic violence agencies, report that domestic violence continues to increase locally.
For further information on this event or services from any of the aforementioned organizations, please contact Kyle Phernetton, Director of Public Relations with the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office at 812.435.5688 or via e-mail at email@example.com.