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Domestic violence awareness event held at Ector Co. Courthouse

Domestic violence awareness event in Odessa. (Source: KWES) Domestic violence awareness event in Odessa. (Source: KWES)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

One of every three women suffer from domestic violence according to Ector County officials.

On Tuesday morning, a the domestic violence awareness kick-off event outside the Ector County Courthouse.

Officials said women aren't the only victims.

They also see children suffer from domestic violence and even men can be victims too.

There were several speakers including a father who lost his daughter to domestic violence.

"Well, it can't bring Monica back but we can try to fix some of the cracks that she fell through in the system and prevent this from happening to someone else," said John Neilsen, who lost his daughter to domestic violence.

Officials said that local law enforcement has already seen about 400 domestic violence cases this year.

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