Mutual Aid Center will host a service against domestic violence on Sunday | Casper


Self Help Center Executive Director Jennifer Dyer speaks at the organization’s annual vigil in Casper.


A dinner and candlelight vigil to end domestic violence will take place on Sunday evening at Casper’s Tate Pumphouse.

The Self Help Center, a local non-profit organization that provides crisis support and intervention services, hosts the event each year in celebration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

It is a chance for community members to come together to support victims of domestic violence and their families, and to bring public attention to the issue, said Executive Director Jennifer Dyer.

The service will begin with a short dinner, followed by discussions with Assistant District Attorney Jared Holbrook, Sheriff John Harlin and KC Hunsicker, a probation and parole officer.

Speakers will share their experience working on domestic violence cases and discuss its impact on the community, said Dyer.

Vic Orr, who heads the violence prevention program for the Self Help Center, will perform a song he wrote in memory of victims of domestic violence.

Dalene Asmus from the County Sheriff’s Office will read aloud the names of the victims before a candle and flower ceremony.

At the end of the event, participants will be driven to the Platte River Parkway Bridge and have a quiet time to walk and toss their flowers into the North Platte River.

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