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For Immediate Release:
April 25, 2013

Media Contact:
W. David Allison

Clergy and faith based leaders meet to discuss domestic violence and human trafficking

In commemoration of National Victims’ Rights Week members of the faith based community will take part in a unique dialogue on violence


(MIAMI, April 25, 2013) – Members of Miami’s faith based community will be participating in “Congregational Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Awareness Day” activities taking place at the Miami-Dade Coordinated Victims Assistance Center (CVAC) located at 2400 South Dixie Highway, in Miami Florida on Friday, April 26, 2013 at 9:00 AM. The event is geared towards raising awareness among members of the clergy on domestic violence and human trafficking. 

Attendees at the one day event will participate in workshops aimed at preparing them to deal with issues relating to domestic violence and the services available to help victims.  The workshops are being presented in English, Spanish and Creole and are open to the public.

“Faith based organizations and churches play an extremely important role in combatting domestic violence and human trafficking, and are important to eliminating both forms of violence in our community” explains Ivon Mesa, Director of Violence Prevention and Intervention Services for the Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD).

Who: Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services Department

What:Congregational Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Day

When: April 26, 2013, 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Where:Coordinated Victims Assistance Center (CVAC)
2400 South Dixie Highway, Miami, FL 33133


Editor's Note: It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices or materials in accessible format, please contact the department at (786) 469-4682.


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