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FL Court Clerks Discuss Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Clerk's office campaign
Posted at 9:54 PM, Sep 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-30 18:32:53-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Leon County leaders are teaming up to make an impact over October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Wednesday, Leon County Clerk and Comptroller Bob Inzer joined the Leon County sheriff, county commissioners, Refuge House and others, to shine a light on domestic violence awareness month.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, every nine seconds, a woman in the U.S. is assaulted or beaten, and 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 4 men, have been victims of domestic violence in their lifetime.

"Unfortunately, this is a very serious problem in our community and in our nation," said Inzer. "I guess the good news of all that is that if you live in Leon County, is that there are organizations and people here to help victims of domestic violence and provide them protection."

The Refuge House in Tallahassee serves all people affected by domestic violence in eight counties in the big bend.

For more information on the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers and its Domestic Violence Awareness Initiative, please visit www.myfloridaclerks.com.