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October declared Family Violence Awareness Month

Protecting the family: The Board of Commissioners declared the month of October as "Family Violence Awareness Month." (Above) Vickie Stevenson, executive director of Project ReNeWal, a domestic violence shelter and prevention non-profit, and other members of Project ReNeWal were on hand at the Oct. 27 BOC meeting to accept the declaration. Red figures set up outside the county meeting room (below) each represent a domestic violence related homicide that occurred in Rockdale County.