For Immediate Release - October 25, 2016

Middlesex Probate & Family Probation Hosts Silent Witness Exhibit

In recognition of Domestic Violence Month, Middlesex County Probate & Family Court Probation is hosting the “Silent Witness” exhibit, which features silhouettes representing a dozen domestic violence victims in the Commonwealth who died at the hands of their abusers in 2016.

The traveling exhibit may be viewed at the Cambridge courthouse, 208 Cambridge Street, through Thursday, October 27th, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exhibit is being displayed in the first floor lobby of the courthouse. This year marks the second time Middlesex Probate & Family Probation has hosted this event. This exhibit is funded by the Judicial Institute, Violence Against Women (VAWA) grant. REACH beyond domestic violence created the exhibit and provided the silhouettes.

The Silent Witness exhibit features a dozen free-standing, life-size, red silhouettes each representing a woman, man, or child in the Commonwealth who were murdered. In 2016, there were 11 women and one man. Each silhouette displays the name and story of each person.

“The exhibit helps educate the public about the horrible impact domestic violence has on families and the community,” said Middlesex Probate & Family Court Chief Probation Officer G. Scott Angelo.