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Employees of support groups step into the shoes of domestic violence victims

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SUPERIOR, WI -

What is it like to step on the shoes of a victim of domestic violence?

On Thursday, employees of various domestic violence and advocacy centers set out to learn just that at the Douglas County Government Center.

The idea was to learn what it was like to go through the system, and try to get help in an effort to better empathize with victims. 

That way, they can help those going through domestic violence situations more effectively.  

"The reason that we do it is to have people, um, go into the lives, or, live in someone's shoe, shoes who is a victim of domestic violence. And with that we do scenarios and walk them through what is going on in this person's life," said CASDA Executive Director Kelly Burger.

Another  "Why Do They Stay" training session will occur at the WITC Conference Center in Superior on October 10th at 11:30 a.m.

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