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White Ribbon Day at Yamba markets

L-R  On Track Community Programs [OTCP] Nicole Secomb, Constable Lisa Ward, NSW Police John Skinner and Inspector Jo Reid were supporting White Ribbon Day at the Yamba River Markets, on Sunday. Image: Lynne Mowbray
Lynne Mowbray This year’s White Ribbon Day which was held at the Yamba River Markets on Sunday was well supported by members of the community, Clarence Valley Council and members of police from the Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command [LAC]. White Ribbon Day helps to draw awareness of Domestic Violence issues, in an effort to help stop violence against women. Coffs/Clarence LAC Inspector Jo Reid said that the police support the great work of the Domestic Violence committee. “In Australia, 83-per-cent of homicides is domestic violence related,” Insp. Reid said. “That equates to over 50 per-cent of our work load and that’s why this cause is so important, because education awareness is how we get the message across. “Last Thursday we visited Grafton High School for White Ribbon Day, to draw awareness. It’s a problem that affects the whole community,” she said.