Figures represent victims killed as result of domestic violence

Posted: October 7, 2017 at 1 a.m.

Stephannie Baker (CQ) with Moms Demand Action, looks at the 31 silhouette cutouts that symbolize the number of deaths by domestic violence in Arkansas in 2017, Friday Oct. 6, 2017 with her daughter Liza Baker , 4, on the Square in downtown Bentonville. To kick off the Silent Witness Project, Nathan Smith, Benton County Prosecutor, give a proclamation against domestic violence during First Friday in front of the Benton County Courthouse.

BENTONVILLE — Red silhouettes this month will honor the lives of people killed in domestic violence incidents and also serve as a warning about domestic abuse, Amber Lacewell said.

Shelter

The Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter had 486 people — 248 women and 238 children — in their shelter last year. They have had 381 people including 203 adults and 178 children in the shelter so far this year. The shelter’s outreach services helped 177 individuals last year.

Source: Northwest Arkansas Women Shelter

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