Candlelight Vigil Held for Domestic Violence Victims
Rochester Times - John Nolan
ROCHESTER — The Family Justice Center and A Safe Place held a Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil on the Square, last Thursday evening.
“The candlelight vigil,” said FJC Executive Director Ann Sanok, “is to help raise awareness to domestic violence and to help victims, survivors, and other community members have the opportunity to remember those who cannot stand with us.”
During the event, which ran from 5:45 to 7 p.m., victims and survivors of domestic abuse had an opportunity to share their personal stories, the names of those who have lost their lives to domestic violence in New Hampshire in the past decade, were read out. Almost 40 people in New Hampshire, in the last decade, have lost their lives due to domestic violence, Sanok said.