Billboards target polygamist violence

Four billboards were posted in towns near the southern Utah polygamist community of Hildale on Friday, aimed at getting information about domestic violence to residents who may not know how to get help.

The billboards were donated by Reagan Outdoor Advertising and posted in St. George, Cedar City, Parowan and Mount Carmel, said Paul Murphy, spokesman for Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. All are within an hour’s drive of Hildale and Colorado City, Ariz., where most members of the polygamist Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints make their homes.

”The thought was that the polygamist communities have been underserved when it comes to information about domestic violence,” Murphy said.

The billboards carry the message ”When it Hurts At Home” and give the confidential 24-hour toll-free number to the Domestic Violence Link Line, 1-800-897-LINK.


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AP, via the Salt Lake Tribune, USA
June 17, 2006
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