The Blueprint for Safety event was held this afternoon at First Christian Church in Richmond. The event, held by Hopes Wings domestic violence shelter, is the culmination of three years of work in order to help get the word out of the best ways for women suffering from domestic violence to get help. The program focuses on evidence-based prosecution in the court room, as well as details the best ways for law enforcement to aid those that may be victimized.
Executive Director of the shelter Jennifer Lainhart explained the importance of the Blueprint, and said she was shocked at the large turnout for the event.
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear visited after his interview at WBON-TV studios, and addressed the crowd about the importance of awareness for domestic violence victims.
A victim herself also spoke to the large crowd in attendance with her personal story and recovery.
The Blueprint for Safety program is available online at hopeswings.com, and is the result of partnerships with local law enforcement agencies.
Lainhart says the biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual ‘Jail and Bail’, takes place next month, so warns community members that they should prepare themselves to be cuffed for the good cause of supporting Hope’s Wings!