Thank you goes out to Theresa Harris of Lizzie Chapel Baptist Church in Macon and her team of supporters. Ms. Harris lost her daughter, Crystal, to domestic violence 10 years ago. Since then, she, along with the supporters of her church, have sponsored a domestic violence awareness event each year. The event is called Crystal's Call: Eliminating Domestic Violence One Step at a Time.

On Oct. 1, 2016, the event featured a march from the Government Center to Gateway Park as well as a brief ceremony that included faith-based leaders; law enforcement officials; community leaders, the Macon Judicial Circuit district attorney; community support program officials, former domestic violence victims and others, who discussed the goal of eliminating domestic violence across Central Georgia.

The event also served as a fundraiser in support of the Family Counseling Center of Central Georgia’s Victim Counseling Program, which is supported by the State of Georgia’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. The event raised more than $2,000.