Candlelight ceremony held in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Domestic Violence Council marked the first day of Domestic Violence Awareness Month by gathering for a candlelight ceremony in memory of 18 victims who died in 2018 due to violent relationships at the hands of their partners.
The ceremony at San Diego Central Library was an effort to bring awareness to and prevention of domestic violence. Officials said they also released new statistics that show a slight increase in the number of incidents reported to law enforcement in San Diego County.
Leaders from across the county gathered in solidarity alongside 30 domestic violence organizations, victims and allies.