Columbus organization hosts domestic violence awareness luncheon

Updated: Jan. 10, 2018 at 6:37 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - An organization in Columbus brought awareness to domestic violence in the Chattahoochee Valley.

The Domestic Violence Roundtable, Inc. (DVR) held its quarterly lunch and learn symposium Wednesday afternoon at the Columbus Public Library.

The DVR is a non-profit organization that provides leadership to the Columbus community to better respond to the risk and prevention of domestic violence. Stalking was the focus of today's meeting.

Guest speaker Niki Lemeshka, the fatality review coordinator of the Georgia Commission of Family Violence, spoke about the laws that are in place when it comes to stalking.

Laura White with the DVR gave advice to those looking to escape abusive relationships.

"It's best to get an escape plan in place, a safe place. Enlist someone you trust who knows where you are going to be at all times, and stay in touch with them," said White.

Muscogee County Sheriff Donna Tompkins along with representatives from the Columbus Police Department and Hope Harbor also attended the luncheon.

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