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Media Advisory: Utah Domestic Violence Coalition Hosts Community Forum to Discuss Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence Homicides in Utah

Media Advisory: Utah Domestic Violence Coalition Hosts Community Forum to Discuss Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence Homicides in Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah – Community members are invited to participate in a dialogue focused on recent high-profile domestic and intimate partner violence homicides that have affected our hearts, homes, institutions and neighborhoods. 

Facilitated by Jenn Oxborrow, executive director of Utah Domestic Violence Coalition (UDVC), and Holly Mullen, former director of the Rape Recover Center, the forum provides an opportunity to hear the voices of survivors, is a safe space for conversation, and is essential to understanding what matters most to those directly impacted by domestic and sexual violence.

“Utahns tout a commitment to family values and healthy living, yet we are continually reminded of the brutal prevalence of domestic and intimate partner violence in our state. Specifically, domestic and intimate partner homicide,” said Jenn Oxborrow. “One in three Utah women will experience abuse in her lifetime. This abuse is not the victim’s fault. The primary fault lies on the perpetrator and, as a society, the secondary fault lies on us when, instead of focusing on and promoting safety, we make excuses for the perpetrator and blame the victim.”

A small, closed process group, where participants can ask questions as well as share concerns and ideas, will immediately follow the 60-minute dialogue. 

Date: Monday, July 29
Time: 6–8 pm
Place: Marmalade Branch of Salt Lake City Public Library, 280 W 500 N, Salt Lake City

Information about the role of UDVC, professional victim advocates, and local resources will also be provided. 

For more details, see our calendar

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  • At Amethyst Center for Healing we are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities recover from trauma and abuse, so that we may all live peaceful, empowered lives.

  • Canyon Creek Services provides free and confidential services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Iron, Beaver and Garfield Counties.

  • CAPSA is a non-profit domestic violence, sexual abuse, and rape recovery center serving Cache County and the Bear Lake area.

  • Founded in 1984, The Center for Women and Children in Crisis has been in continuous operation for 33 years. Our mission is to provide a caring, advocating, safe, and educationally based environment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • The DOVE Center is the only area agency providing safe-shelter, crisis intervention, and prevention for clients who have been victimized by violence in their home – whether by a family member or cohabitant – that also serves victims of rape and sexual assault.

  • Founded in 1922, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake is a non-profit organization that promotes safety, stability and self-sufficiency for low income families and individuals, as well as victims of domestic violence, through effective, efficient legal advocacy and assistance.

  • New Hope Crisis Center has been serving Box Elder County for 30 years. Our mission is to provide all-inclusive, integrated, victim-centered services to stabilize and support individuals, families, and our community.

  • Our organization advocates for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, and the homeless. Serving people in Sevier, Piute, Millard, Sanpete and Wayne counties of Utah.

  • Peace House is dedicated to ending family violence and abuse through education, outreach, support services, and safe housing.

  • Safe Harbor, a non-profit organization, provides shelter, supportive services and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as education, awareness and resources to our community.

  • Established in 1990, Seekhaven assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault rebuild their lives. Serving Grand County and Southeastern Utah, Seekhaven provides a wide range of essential services including client advocacy, emergency shelter, and transition assistance.

  • South Valley Services is a domestic violence service provider in West Jordan, Utah. We provide safe shelter and supportive services to women, men and their children who have been impacted by domestic violence.

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  • Utah Legal Services (ULS) is a nonprofit law office incorporated in 1976 committed to making equal justice a reality by providing free legal help in non-criminal cases to low-income Utahns.

  • Valley Behavioral Health is a nonprofit network of clinics providing treatment for behavioral conditions, addictions, psychiatric conditions, autism and other chronic health conditions. We treat chronic lifelong conditions as well as temporary conditions triggered by traumatic life events. Our programs are tailored to people of all ages and every social, cultural and economic situation.

  • YCC Family Crisis Center is a domestic violence shelter and rape crisis center provide services 24/7 to victims and their children.

  • Today, the YWCA is Utah’s most comprehensive provider of family violence services; our programs include walk-in services and a crisis line, emergency shelter, transitional housing, children’s programs, and a vast array of supportive services.

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