Local sorority chapter works to prevent domestic violence

HAMILTON COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - A local sorority chapter sponsored an interactive workshop to focus attention on stopping domestic violence on Saturday.

The Cincinnati Queen City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. wants to bring community awareness to how this type of violence can be prevented.

"We want to bring tools and techniques to the youth, so they can learn what healthy, positive relationships are. Both boys and girls can benefit," says Deborah Ingram, Social Action Chair of the Chapter.

This event recognizes IMPACT Day for the Sorority, a day to bring awareness to eliminated domestic violence.

"Programs such as this are vital to the health of our community," says Chapter President Chandra Mathews-Smith. "When I learned that more than 200,000 domestic violence cases were filed in Ohio, as recently as 2006 (according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence), I knew my Sorority sisters and I had to take action."

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