SOUTH BEND, Ind.--- The St. Joseph County Democratic Party hosted its Blue Plate Luncheon this morning, and they called it, "The Children Are Watching: The Impact of Family Violence in our Community".
Circuit Court Magistrate Andre Gammage lead the luncheon at the South Bend Chocolate Café talking about his experience dealing with family violence, not only as a magistrate, but in his past as a lawyer.
Gammage hoped to bring awareness to folks about the issues with domestic violence and the impact it has on, not only our community, but all the young kids of St. Joseph County.
“It's how they first learn, it's how they become accustomed to how men and women are supposed to treat each other,” said Gammage. “One of the things we miss too is just thinking about the emotional scars violence has. How are those kids supposed to go to school and be able to concentrate and focus?”
Gammage also had one final message, if you are watching and are a victim of violence or know someone that is, he says to get out.
The YWCA, St. Margaret’s House or any county prosecutor’s office are places that will help you.
To find the locations of those places just go to our homepage and click on the Big Red Bar.