7th Annual Candlelight Vigil

The issue of domestic violence in our community was the focus of last night’s 7th annual Candlelight Vigil to honor those impacted by Domestic Violence hosted by the Yankton Sexual Assault/Community Response Team.

After having survived a brutal attack by her estranged husband, Keynote speaker Audrey Mabrey says events such as these play a vital role in healing the hurt caused by domestic violence as well as helping to prevent it.

Mabrey says while awareness of the issue of domestic violence has improved over recent decades more focus needs to be placed on the perpetrators of that violence.

Mabrey says the issue of domestic violence doesn’t only impact women, men are either victims themselves or may be witnessing violent behavior in the home as children.