Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium holds annual legislative breakfast

Updated: 03/07/2014 7:06 PM
Created: 03/07/2014 3:32 PM WHEC.com

It is a yearly event meant to bring awareness to the problem of domestic violence in our community. The 15th annual legislative breakfast was hosted by the Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium Friday morning.

The event brings together community leaders, lawmakers and domestic violence experts and victims to discuss the ongoing need for support for victims in our area. One of the main focuses of this year’s breakfast was Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget, which cuts funding for non-residential support services for victims down to nothing.

Jaime Saunders, Alternatives for Battered Women, said, "We at ABW support our court program through that, we support lock changes, so when a family or woman is coming to have an order of protection, we will then provide her with the ability to change her locks so she's safe in her home. All of that funding really comes through this particular chain. It’s a dedicated funding for non-residential and zeroing it out as proposed in the governor’s budget is just not acceptable.”

After the breakfast, people had a chance to visit the Clothesline Project, an art project to bring awareness to domestic violence problems.

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