DJs Against Domestic Abuse event held in Bushwick Inlet Park

<p>One father wants to bring awareness to the domestic abuse epidemic that killed his own daughter.</p>

News 12 Staff

Jul 28, 2018, 10:12 PM

Updated 2,093 days ago

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One father wants to bring awareness to the domestic abuse epidemic that killed his own daughter.
In the U.S., nearly 20 people on average are physically abused every minute by an intimate partner, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. 
Sal Barrios is the organizer behind the DJs Against Domestic Violence event. He lost his daughter in 2013 to domestic violence.
His daughter was 29 years old when she was murdered by her fiancé after 12 years of dating. Barrios says he never saw the physical signs of abuse, but noticed how her fiancé was increasingly controlling and distrustful. 
A DJ himself, Barrios created DJs Against Domestic Abuse, working closely with the Northern Brooklyn Coalition Against Family Violence, an organization that helps victims get into safe environments.
He says he hopes to expand this event, joining forces with other nonprofits and coalitions to help as many people as possible.


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