LAKEWOOD – Learn to recognize and help stop the cycle of domestic violence at the 10th annual Domestic Violence Impact Panel from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Health Education Center at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Dr. S.W.
Victims’ advocates and law enforcement, as well as county, tribal, and military representatives, will be available to answer questions, provide information and support, and outline the domestic violence issues facing Pierce County. In addition, a victims panel will highlight personal stories of overcoming violence.
One of the event organizers, Teresa Carlo, faculty advisor for the Pierce College Student Criminal Justice Club, said this event is especially important for young people to attend with their parents.
“We want parents to bring their kids, their tweeners,” she said. “These young people are just beginning their dating lives and they often don’t understand what domestic violence is. They are being violated without knowing it and it has to stop.”
This free, public event is sponsored by the Pierce College Criminal Justice Department, Women and Family Services, and the Pierce County Commission Against Domestic Violence.