(photo) Sen. Hwang, Area H.S. Students Discuss Domestic Violence Prevention

February 16, 2016

Sen. Hwang, St. Joseph High Students Discuss Domestic Violence Prevention

BRIDGEPORT – State Sen. Tony Hwang on Jan. 29 attended The Center for Family Justice’s Legislative Breakfast and pledged his continued support in the effort to prevent domestic violence and promote recovery.

The Center is the primary resource for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse and prevention education in Eastern Fairfield County, including Trumbull, Monroe, Bridgeport and Fairfield.

“The Center for Family Justice helps victims become survivors,” Sen. Hwang said. “The Center’s success stories are inspirational, and at the State Capitol I want to do all I can to help people learn the tools needed to help themselves – and their families – become whole. We must continue to move forward in preventing domestic violence and encourage victims to seek protection and safety away from the abuse.”

The Center works to provide a path of healing for survivors and to create a competent community response to domestic and sexual violence. It provides age-appropriate and culturally informed prevention, intervention, advocacy, and education to citizens of all ages.

During the breakfast, Sen. Hwang was joined by St. Joseph High School students and their teacher, Nancy Lessard.

Lessard said, “Education is an important ingredient of intervention. Encouraging and arming the youth with what they need to champion behind such a cause leads to an even better indication that they will not tolerate domestic or sexual abuse of any kind…ever!”

Sen. Hwang praised Lessard and her students for taking an active role in raising public awareness about the prevention of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.

“It is critical for our young people to educate their peers,” Sen. Hwang said.

On the web: www.centerforfamilyjustice.org and www.senatorhwang.com .