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Candlelight vigil held for crime victims at Waller Park

Posted at 5:23 PM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 17:23:20-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — This week as the country shows support for victims of crime, people gathered to remember those killed because of violence.

The vigil is part of National Crime Victim's Rights Week. Tuesday's theme was Honoring Our Past, Creating Hope for the Future.

The vigil was put together by the Leon County Sheriff's Office, the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, and Refuge House.

Organizations like Refuge House are using this as a way to show victims of specific crimes, like domestic abuse, that there are resources available to get help.

"A lot of time, domestic violence particularly grows and gets bigger from isolation. So when you're able to collaborate and build community, you're decreasing the chances to be hurt or hurt others through isolation," said Taylor Novak, Refuge House Community Education and Training Program Director.

That vigil was at Waller Park near the dolphin statue at the Capitol.