Domestiv Violence Conference
October 17, 2003
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CONFERENCE Leslie Payne, executive director of Care Lodge Domestic Violence Shelter in Meridian, fills goody-bags for participants in today's Family Violence conference at Mississippi State University-Meridian Campus. The day-long conference, sponsored by Care Lodge, began at 8 a.m. and continues until 3:45 p.m. The program is designed to educate local health care professionals, teachers, law enforcement officers and others about domestic violence. Care Lodge officials expect more than 100 people to attend. State Sen. Gloria Williamson of Philadelphia, D-District 18, will be the keynote speaker.
PHOTO by Paula Merritt / The Meridian Star