New center to assist domestic violence victims opens in Lexington

New center to assist domestic violence victims opens in Lexington

New center to assist domestic violence victims opens in Lexington

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Posted on October 22, 2012 at 6:29 AM

 LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Domestic violence victims in Fayette County can now seek assistance from a central location where they can file emergency petitions, talk to authorities and get connected with community resources.
 
   The office is named after Amanda Ross, who was fatally shot by her fiance, former state lawmaker Steve Nunn, in 2009.
 
   The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Amanda's Center is on the first floor of the Fayette County District Courthouse in Lexington.
 
   Officials say it's been confusing for victims to navigate numerous law enforcement agencies and assistance groups in the past.
 
   Fayette County Sheriff Kathy Witt says following Ross' murder, a group of people involved in domestic violence relief realized the county needed a "centralized point of contact," where victims could be guided through the steps to report and escape domestic violence.

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