A Roanoke City councilman plans to increase community efforts to prevent domestic violence in the star city.
Sherman Lea says the overwhelming response to a roundtable discussion on the problem last month has led to the task force planning to hold an event four times per year.
They'll be in each quadrant of the city to reach out to those who need help the most. They plan to meet once each quarter.
Lea says there is an apparent need for this outreach in the city.
"Because domestic violence knows no boundaries. there is no geographical location, no income status, race, no boundaries. it is prevailing all over and we want to go to the community."[
The first event will take place in Southeast Roanoke at the Salvation Army early 2014.