Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-10-21 21:55:43 –
Pueblo — Signed by over 9,600 people Petition Helping Colorado create a public register for abusers convicted of domestic violence.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and October 21st is Purple Thursday, a national awareness of survivors or domestic violence.
The group that leads the idea of the public register wants to use that month to drive the petition.
“If someone is in danger, they may find the name on the list and stay away from it,” said Gabriel Skval, who lost his best friend Nicole Stephenson in domestic violence.
Stevenson’s abuser will be convicted of manslaughter earlier this year and will be sentenced to 18 years in prison. Stevenson was injured and eventually died after his ex-boyfriend Nathan Turner beat her.
Skubal fears that other women will be victims of his abuse if released.
“If she knew this was the kind of monster she was dealing with, there was a great chance she wouldn’t have gotten so deep into the relationship, so someone else would go through it. It’s very important to me to prevent, “Sukbal said.
Skubal connected with others who had similar experiences, including the “Army of Nicole”.
She and others defending victims of domestic violence have petitioned with the goal of reaching 10,000 signatures and drawing the attention of Governor Jared Polis in the hope of causing change. ..
“We need to make sure this isn’t a problem, not just Awareness Month,” says Skubal.
Currently, the petition has 9,630 signatures.
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