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Domestic Violence Training

On Wednesday, more than 60 cops, deputies and judges showed up to learn the latest ways to respond to domestic violence in Perryton.

Theresa Anderson has been a victim of family violence almost her whole life.

Through it all, she depended on law enforcement. "I always knew if they were there for me it would be better to call them instead of being in a grave six feet under.

She's a rarity. Most victims distrust the law.

But the training session held on Wednesday aimed at removing that fear. They also learned about victims rights, how to be empathetic and what documents to fill out to better prosecute the cases.

Things that can mean the world to victims.

The idea here is that by making it easier for victims to report, and better preparing these cases for court, the number of repeat offenders will drop.

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