The 2018 Summit on Domestic Violence was held today at the Del Mar Center for Economic Development.
Police, victim’s advocates, attorneys and members of the community were in attendance to share ideas on how to end the domestic violence problem.
One thing everyone in attendance seemed to agree on was that they all need to work together to end domestic violence.
“We have a sliver of the role by making arrests and making cases, said Mark Schauer, Assistant CCPD Chief. “The District Attorney has a role. The victim advocates have a role. The court system has a role. It all comes together but you have to understand and keep up to date what other folks are doing.”
Schauer says changing people’s attitudes is one of the biggest challenges.
“If you are prone to commit family violence or terrorize somebody or emotionally abuse somebody, that’s what you learned. You’d better learn something else, Schauer said. “There’s no excuse. You have to change and you have to hardwire yourself. It is totally unacceptable.”