Donna Edwards

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Gov. John Bel Edwards has declared October Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Louisiana. Today, the Governor's Office on Women's Policy joined advocates and leaders in recognizing the survivors of this serious crime and issuing a statewide call to action to promote the prevention of domestic violence and provide more support to the families of victims and survivors.

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BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards participated in the first statewide symposium aimed at bringing together key leaders and stakeholders to end human trafficking in Louisiana.

Today, First Lady Donna Edwards is launching a new initiative to connect foster parents with the support systems they need in their communities. This statewide campaign will link government, faith groups, nonprofit organizations, businesses and community members to create a united network of support for Louisiana’s foster care system.