Breakfast summit designed to increase awareness of domestic violence
Monday, December 02, 2013 7:19 PM
The Greenwood County Sheriff's Office is partnering with several organizations to host a domestic violence summit breakfast in Greenwood.
Sheriff Tony Davis announced the gathering recently, noting it is a collaborative effort of the 8th Circuit Solicitor's Office, Meg's House women's shelter and Cornerstone drug treatment center. The conference will be 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Wesley Commons, 1110 Marshall Road.
Davis indicated the recent cluster of deadly Greenwood County incidents stemming from domestic violence spurred the summit. The county has been the scene of a pair of murder suicides within the past month, including the massacre along Callison Highway in late October during which a Greenwood man killed his former girlfriend and several of her family members execution style before killing himself.
"Domestic violence is at the forefront because of the rash of domestic-related issues here lately," Davis said. "It remains a steady form of violence, and it is never a pretty site when domestic violence occurs. I don't know what the solution is. And this meeting is a chance to seek solutions or maybe tactics we can apply to try to fight this problem."
Davis is expected to speak during the meeting. Eighth Circuit Solicitor David Stumbo and Meg's House Director Alice Hodges are also expected to be on hand to deliver presentations on how their respective offices deal with the brunt of domestic violence.
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