Rochester advocates walk to bring awareness to domestic violence

August 18, 2018 11:17 PM

Advocates say they're trying to change people's minds and hearts to put an end to domestic violence.

In Rochester Saturday, hundreds of people stepped out to pound the pavement in the 7th annual Walk Against Domestic Violence.

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The event is meant to bring awareness and attention on an issue where victims often stay silent.

Organizer Lucila Matos is the founder of the event and is a survivor herself. 

Matos told News10NBC, "domestic violence has to end. We can have all the churches. We can have shelters. We can have all the hope. We can have all the help around but if we don't target the inside, the heart, the soul of people, we're going to continue having the same problem. Please say that."

Advocates are hoping for changes in the law to keep domestic abusers who've been arrested from getting out on bail.


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