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Charlotte County Sheriff works to 'End the Silence' of domestic violence

Posted at 11:49 AM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 11:49:22-05

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Charlotte County sheriff's deputies are making a push to end the silence and stop domestic violence.

That's what they've named their operation as they send letters to previous offenders and victims in the county.

Offenders are getting reminders they'll be arrested and prosecuted if they abuse again.

Victims are receiving a list of resources they can tap into.

“The purpose of this monitoring system/protocol is to change the behavior of the offender by stripping them of their anonymity and putting them on notice,” stated Sheriff Bill Prummell. “It creates swift, certain and predictable consequences for offending in Charlotte County and notifies the offender that there is zero-tolerance for the decision to re-offend.”

If you or someone you know needs support, you can call the sheriff's office at 941-639-2101 or the Center of Abuse and Rape Emergencies at 941-637-0404.