KET Program Sheds Light on Domestic Violence
How can Kentucky victims of domestic violence get help? Local experts offer some answers in a KET panel discussion following the broadcast of Telling Amy's Story, a documentary about a domestic violence homicide in Pennsylvania.
Telling Amy's Story, Changing Kentucky's Story features the national documentary and a KET studio discussion with advocates for victims of domestic violence.
For More Information:
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-Safe (7233)
University of Kentucky study on protective order effectiveness based on research of women in Kentucky
Telling Amy's Story, a 40-minute documentary hosted by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay, follows what happened to Amy McGee in the years leading up to her murder by her husband in 2001.
For the remainder of the hour, Changing Kentucky's Story will feature KET's Renee Shaw and guests discussing ways to prevent domestic violence and protect and support victims.
- Darlene Thomas, executive director of the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program
- Gretchen Hunt, staff attorney for the state Cabinet of Health and Family Services, Division of Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Service
- Jerry Bowles, Family Court Judge in Jefferson County
Changing Kentucky's Story is a KET production and is produced by Laura Krueger.