No family is immune from domestic violence. In 2008, my own family lived through the loss of my cousin Cathy at the hands of her estranged boyfriend. It is our responsibility to ensure that we are doing everything in our power to safeguard our mothers, daughters,
and families from the horrors of domestic violence. When we discover gaps in the system that affect our most vulnerable citizens, it is our moral responsibility
to take the necessary steps to close those gaps.