News Release: Midway Police Department
The Midway Police Department’s Victim Advocacy Unit and its COPPs Program held a forum this past Saturday at the Bill McGill Public Library in Quincy aimed at helping teens identify the warning signs of Teen Domestic Violence; and for those who have been victims, provide them with the steps that they can take to overcome their experiences. This was the second forum they've hosted so far this year. The Midway Police Department has teamed up with several local Gadsden County programs to include the National Hook up of Black Women, and the Gadsden Law and Leadership Academy.
"The forums have been very successful, as over 30 teens have attended the sessions so far! We are so lucky to have partners such as the National Hook Up of Black Women and the Gadsden Law and Leadership Academy, who also provide quality educational and enrichment services to teens in the Gadsden County area", says Ms. Scott, Director of Victim Services for the Midway Police Department.
As teen dating violence continues to increase, the Midway Police Department plans to continue these forums over the next couple of months in an effort to bring awareness to students. For more information on how you can get involved or become a Volunteer Victim Advocate, please contact Ms. Scott, Director of Victim Services for the Midway Police Department at 850-574-3057.