The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence defines Domestic Violence as the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. Domestic violence is an epidemic that has taken prominent citizens out of our community; our teachers, our nurses, our daycare providers, our students and countless others. It is unfortunate that 50% of crimes in West Tennessee are domestic-related and that 1 in 5 crimes in Shelby County are listed as domestic-related. We hope that this forum will help victims and friends of victims become aware of the services that are available and help empower them to seek help from this silent killer. Please join us tomorrow as we address this critical issue. Refreshments and take-aways will be available. For questions contact Pam Houston at 901-448-1164 or firstname.lastname@example.org.