Dick In The News

With more that 35 years of experience, Dick Batchelor is consistently
sought out to provide expert commentary on business and governmental affairs. Read more about his appearances in the news below.

Domestic-violence work is admired

This article first appeared in the Orlando Sentinel. View original here
3 Feb

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