GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - Survivors of domestic violence shared the stage Monday with Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley.
It was the parish's annual "Take Back the Night" event that was put on by the sheriff's office and the Iris Domestic Violence Center.
Sheriff Wiley said the entire system around domestic violence needs a big overhaul.
"We've just gotta do things different," said Wiley. "The whole criminal justice system and the whole community of advocates have to get together and make sure we fill in all the cracks, every crack of how a woman can get help and get it quick, and have follow up and be able to know exactly how to do it."