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McHenry County Turning Point » Carolyn Cox Mahoney continues to raise domestic violence awareness

Carolyn Cox Mahoney continues to raise domestic violence awareness

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Photo from Left to Right - Carolyn Cox Mahoney, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, and Gary Halbach, President and CEO of Remedies Domestic Violence Services of Rockford

It is wonderful to see that despite her recent (continued) harassment by her abuser, Carolyn Cox Mahoney is not letting up in her campaign to bring awareness to this issue. What an amazing, courageous woman!

A Story of SurvivalLuncheon was hosted by Remedies Renewing Lives’ Domestic Violence Services of Rockford on Wednesday, October 26, at the Rockford Radisson Hotel.  The luncheon held in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month was sponsored by BMO Harris Bank.  Carolyn Cox Mahoney of Bull Valley, an advocate for victims of domestic violence, was the featured speaker telling her story of surviving domestic violence.

 

Prior to the luncheon, Attorney General Lisa Madigan presented her “Serve to Protect” initiative which is reducing the number of unserved orders throughout the state.  She said there are currently more than 27,000 active orders of protection, but approximately 17 percent of those orders are unserved and have no legal standing.  In carrying out the initiative, her office is working in a joint operation with local law enforcement.

 

This is the latest effort Attorney General Madigan has undertaken to improve the criminal justice system’s response to domestic violence and to bring this often hidden crime out from behind closed doors.  Her office has held dozens of training sessions regarding domestic violence and has secured funding for prosecution for domestic violence crimes.

 

“Domestic violence is a devastating crime with serious consequences.  I am committed to ensuring that every survivor, such as Carolyn,  who takes the courageous step of seeking help from the court receives full protection of the law.” said Attorney General Madigan.

 

The Remedies Renewing Lives will hold their Annual Remedies Ball on Saturday, November 19, 2011.  The Ball will also feature Carolyn Cox Mahoney as guest speaker.  For more information, contact Brenda Smith -Ph. 815-966-1285 or bsmith@remediesrenewinglives.org

October 27 2011 05:25 pm | Extraordinary Women and In the news

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