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Councilwomen Sexton Smith And Green To Participate In Discussion On Domestic Violence On January 10

In an effort to understand the problem of domestic violence in Metro Louisville, Councilwomen Barbara Sexton Smith (D-4) and Jessica Green (D-1) along with Judge Derwin Webb of Jefferson Family Court are encouraging the community to attend an important panel discussion on Wednesday, January 10th.

“Domestic violence is problem our entire community needs to deal with and take an active role in helping victims. This event will show victims ways to escape an abusive relationship,” says Sexton Smith.

The “Panel to Understand Domestic Violence” will be held at the Louisville Urban League and will be coordinated with the Center for Women and Families. The discussion begins at 6:00pm.

“As an Attorney, I have represented hundreds of victims of Domestic Violence. It is important that the victims of domestic violence learn where to find help and how to use the court system for their protection,” said Green.

The discussion will focus on the following:

  • Understanding the dynamics of domestic violence
  • Learn how to navigate relationships in ways that maximize your safety
  • In the event of a dangerous relationship, learn about the legal options available
  • Learn specifically about Emergency Protective Orders (EPOs) and Interpersonal Protective Orders (IPOs)
    • Learn why to file, where to file and how to file

The Louisville Urban League is located at 1535 West Broadway.

For more information about the event, contact Councilwoman Sexton Smith’s office at 574-1104 or Councilwoman Green’s office at 574-1101.

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