Lexington Opens Domestic Violence Resource 'Amanda's Center'

Reported by: Amanda Stevenson
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Updated: 10/15/2012 7:18 pm
There's writing on the walls in the domestic violence center that was opened Monday.

'Amanda's Center'--named for Amanda Ross, who was killed by ex-fiancee and former lawmaker Steve Nunn--has poetry written by the namesake painted on its walls.

The center, which is in the Fayette District Court, offers services for victims of abuse.

Safety planning, court monitoring, counseling, and evidence collection are just some of the services offered...and city officials say it doesn't end there.

"We're not gonna give them a piece of paper with a number on it--we'll take them to the shelter," said Fayette Sheriff Kathy Witt.

Amanda's mother, Diana Ross, said the center is something she would have wanted.

Ross says that before Amanda was murdered, she wanted to be an advocate for domestic violence.

In death, it seems she was able to.

For more information on 'Amanda's Center', or the services it offers, you can go to this website or call 859-252-1771.
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