Domestic-violence work is admired
Carol Wick's My Word column, "Super gain in domestic-violence fight" on Sunday was spot on about the National Football League-sponsored commercial during the Super Bowl, but her message — the need for everyone to act — bears repeating 365 days a year.
I'm proud of Orange County and its Domestic Violence Commission. The county has "acted," putting many of the commission's recommendations into place. Preventing and reducing incidents of abuse is a strategy that saves lives and changes lives of survivors. It's wise, too, because it reduces costs for law enforcement and the courts.
I appreciate Harbor House of Central Florida for leading efforts to make our community a safer place, and for the county's embrace of leadership to protect vulnerable children and families.
Dick J. Batchelor
Co-chair, Domestic Violence Commission