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Moderator Max Gardner, president of Orange County United Way, left, artist Cat Del Buono, Vivian Clecak, founder of Human Options, Kelly Johnston, who helped bring the "Voices" exhibit to O.C., and Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada hold a panel discussion on domestic violence at the recent opening of the "Voices" exhibit at the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa. Photo by Steven Georges/Behind the Badge OC

Abuse survivors give voice to art exhibit as officials urge victims to seek out resources

The numbers are scary: In the last three years, the Anaheim Police Department has fielded 9,000 calls for domestic violence.

And not all of them were from the actual victims. Some came from the victim’s child, neighbor, friend.

“So we know that these numbers are extremely low,” says Anaheim Chief Raul Quezada. “There are many victims out there who are afraid to call.”

They need to know that they have a voice. And that there are people out there who will listen to them.