WPD holds social town hall, answers domestic violence questions

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

October is domestic violence awareness month, making it the perfect time to hold a social town hall answering the most pressing questions around domestic violence.

WPD used facebook to reach a larger audience around the city. 

Haley Richmond asked, "Where can I make clothing and household donations for victims and their children and what items are needed?"

Amanda Meyers, with the Wichita Family Crisis Center, answered: "When they arrive, they only have the clothes on their back so clothing shoes, those are more than appreciated"

Ruth Perkins wanted to know how victims and their children are protected while accused abusers are going through the court system. 

Shannon Wilson, with the District Attorney's office says this is when families will heavily rely on the city's resources and the two domestic violence shelters. 

Perkins also wanted to know how children are being educated on this issue. 

Amanda Meyers responded by saying educating and talking to children about domestic violence is one of the most important ways to stop domestic violence in the future.

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