State Rep. Litesa Wallace (D-Rockford) spoke Wednesday evening at Rockford’s 14th annual “Shining the Light on Domestic Violence” ceremony, encouraging survivors to help victims of domestic abuse come forward and break the cycle of violence.
“It is not easy for many survivors to come out and be upfront with the situation they face,” Wallace said. “We have to make it clear that these individuals have to speak up, and that when they do they will be supported.”
The 17th Judicial Circuit Court Family Violence Coordinating Council hosted the event to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event brought together survivors, advocates and officials who have worked together toward ending domestic violence within Winnebago County. In addition to providing attendees information on how to recognize domestic violence, a candlelight vigil was held in honor of those who have faced and continue to experience abuse. For more information on the 17th Judicial Court Family Violence Coordinating Council, please visit ilfvcc.org/local/17/.
“As a therapist, I have made it a priority to do what I can to help others who face this often life-changing situation,” Wallace said. “I will continue to look for and support legislative ideas that curb this problem that too many families face.”
For more information, please contact Wallace’s full-time constituent service office at 815-987-7433 or email Litesa@StateRepWallace.com.