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Fort Wayne victim advocates raise awareness of domestic violence

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - The Fort Wayne Police Department's Victim Assistance program is raising awareness about domestic violence.

The group holds an event every October for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The program's Rise Up event is happening October 30th, outside the Allen County Courthouse.

Like all years, advocates are selling shirts, but this year, the design was created by a student at Concordia Lutheran High School.

The goal with the shirt sales isn't to raise money; it's simply to cut even while getting the message out.

"For us it's a way of... showing as a community that we're not going to tolerate it. And we are going to stand with victims who have been in domestic violence situations," said FWPD Victim Assistance Director Jessica Crozier.

"It's an amazing place here, and I think it's amazing to be able to help out. And it does help a lot that my mom works here so I get to be closer to the environment and everyone here. So I get to hear a lot more about what goes on and I feel happy that I can help share by designing," said Zoie Taylor, the student responsible for the shirt design.

The program has sold 150 shirts.

If you'd like to buy one, you can contact the Victim Assistance office.

Krista Miller

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