ONTARIO – Statistics show that on average about 15 people a minute in the United States are abused by an intimate partner.
It is a sobering statistic and as part of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Project DOVE held a candlelight vigil Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Treasure Valley Community College to remember those who have been lost to intimate partner violence.
The vigil was hosted by the local domestic violence shelter and featured several speakers, including Malheur County District Attorney Dave Goldthorpe and Lt. James Swank of the Ontario Police Department. Project DOVE Executive Director Terry Basford also spoke.
Student choirs from the Nyssa School District furnished music.
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