NEWS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE JOINT BSO & WOMEN IN DISTRESS EFFORT
BSO & WOMEN IN DISTRESS TEAM UP TO RAISE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS
Protecting and Serving through Awareness
When: Thursday, January 24, 2008 @ 11:00am
Where: BSO Public Safety Building, 2601 W. Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale
Who: Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti and Representatives from Women in Distress
Each year in Florida, over one hundred thousand people become the victims of domestic violence. In 2006, over 115,000 cases of domestic violence were reported to authorities. Also in 2006, 164 people were killed in domestic violence-related homicides.
Nearly half of the women whose situation was desperate enough to seek out a battered women’s shelter NEVER CALLED LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR HELP.
As a result of these alarming statistics, the Broward Sheriff’s Office has joined forces with Broward County’s Women In Distress to raise awareness and provide victims with the information they need to seek help.
As part of Sheriff Al Lamberti’s Project PSA: Protecting and Serving Through Awareness campaign, BSO and Women In Distress have created a joint video to be broadcast throughout South Florida.
Sheriff Lamberti and Women in Distress will unveil the new video and talk about the new partnership between the organizations at the news conference. Copies of the video on DVD will be available for the media.