2017-10-25 / News

Victims of domestic violence speak out

BY ALLEN ESSEX
Reporter

Victims of domestic violence told their stories Friday during a Family Crisis Center empowerment conference.

The women, who have been raped or battered by abusers, who are often spouses or boyfriends, told of the process of healing and becoming stronger as they recovered from abuse.

Speakers at the event included Advocate Alyssa Hernandez, who spoke about the Family Crisis Service and assistance it can offer.

Willacy County Sheriff Larry Spence gave an opening prayer. Master

Peace Officer J.M. Gonzalez addressed the group about services the sheriff’s office offers victims of abuse.

District Attorney and Anabel Falcon of the Family Crisis Center spoke about protective orders and empowerment speech.

At the end of the program, participants sang the Empowerment Song.

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