[r69] Organization Day charity seeks end to domestic violence

Posted by: Jay Wood  | Tuesday, November 18, 2014

STATEHOUSE – On Organization Day, State Representative Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) joined House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis), legislators, staff and other state office holders in donating linens, gift cards and various supplies to the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) at the Statehouse.

“The battle against domestic violence is extremely important,” said Rep. Lucas. “Supporting an organization like the ICADV is a great way to help end the senseless abuse that occurs far too often.”

Founded in 1980, the ICADV is a nonprofit organization that seeks to prevent and eliminate domestic violence by increasing public awareness, training advocates, providing legal assistance and helping people form healthy relationships. ICADV officials were present at the Statehouse to accept the donations.

“It is troubling to know that one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.,” said Rep. Lucas. “I will support legislative initiatives in the upcoming session that will be geared towards improving public safety in Indiana.”

For more information on the ICADV, visit www.icadvinc.org.

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Rep. Lucas (R-Seymour) represents portions of Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings and Jefferson counties.