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The Domestic Violence Coalition holds an annual Domestic Violence Conference with an average attendance of two to three hundred people every October.

This annual event provides a setting for legal professionals, law enforcement agencies, service providers, educators and counselors, those in the medical field, students and the public to discuss issues and collaborate on resolutions related to Domestic Violence.

The Domestic Violence Coalition began as a task force when former District Attorney Joe Rubio called together a group of service providers in the community to discuss issues related to both domestic violence and child abuse. This task force developed into a coalition that continues to come together to educate the community, evaluate and augment programs and services and serve as advocates for victims of domestic violence. Among the founding members are: Sister Rosemary Welsh and Casa de Misericordia, the Laredo Commission for Women, the Children’s Advocacy Center, Border Region MHMR, TAMIU and SCAN. The Coalition holds monthly meetings hosted by Laredo Medical Center on the third Wednesday of every month except October and December. The meetings provide a forum for discussing health issues, public issues and provide constituents and their elected officials with an opportunity to share ideas and further their efforts to educate the community and bring an end to domestic violence.

Domestic Violence

Chief Prosecutor of the Domestic Violence Unit, Melinda Vidaurri, named Professional of the Year.

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