Men who want to speak out against domestic violence will have the opportunity to do so from 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday on the steps of City Hall.
So far this year, the Columbus Police Department has responded to 877 calls of domestic issues, resulting in 76 arrests. Meanwhile, the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department has received 149 reports of domestic violence.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Local authorities encourage anyone being abused or witnessing abuse to call the Columbus Police Department (376-2600), The Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department (379-1650) or Turning Point Domestic Violence Services (800-221-6311).
Thursday's event has been organized by the Domestic Violence Action Team and the City of Columbus.
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