Public is invited to panel discussion and film about domestic violence Oct. 20
The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Victims' Rights Coalition, in partnership with Indian River State College, is presenting a film and a panel discussion to raise public awareness about domestic violence Oct. 20.
The film is narrated by Mariska Hargitay, the actress who plays a sex crimes detective on the NBC TV drama "Law and Order - Special Victims Unit."
The public is invited to join the event Oct. 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the Indian River State College Public Safety Training Complex, 4600 Kirby Loop Road, Fort Pierce.
The film is called "Telling Amy's Story." It is based on the events leading up to a domestic violence homicide in Pennsylvania in 2001. It is an emotional story about America's pervasive and largely unreported epidemic - domestic violence.
After the film, there will be a panel discussion. Participants include a domestic violence detective, prosecutor, domestic violence survivor, a domestic violcenc counselor, victim advocate and representative of Safe Space, a Treasure Coast domestic violence shelter.
The film was made possible by the Verizon Foundation and Penn State Public Broadcasting.
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