Montgomery County Launches Campaign Against Domestic Violence – NBC4 Washington

In Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Montgomery County launched a new campaign to combat and bring visibility to the challenges survivors face.

Under the theme “Walk in Her Shoes,” exhibits will be set up in public buildings throughout the county to showcase shoes and the story of a domestic violence survivor.

Precisely, the initiative seeks to show cases like those of Cheryl Kravitz who stated that “she would not be alive” if it were not for the support of a friend.

For the coordinator of Victims’ Witnesses of the State Attorney’s Office in Montgomery County, Vanessa Carbajal, this exhibition seeks to sensitize citizens with survivors of domestic violence.

“I think it’s important because sometimes we don’t realize that this exists in our community,” he stressed. “It could be your friend or family member who is going through it. The most important thing is to be aware and ask your loved ones or friends how are you and if you see something, say something,” he exhorted.

In Montgomery County, there were more than 1,700 cases of domestic violence in 2021, and more are expected this year.

The exhibits will be throughout the month of October at recreation centers, libraries and at police stations.

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