Domestic violence in Nevada County is an ongoing issue. One woman, local high school teacher Lori Osmond, is trying to make a difference by helping women prepare for or avoid a possible assault. Osmond is a trainer with Damsels in Defense. She partners with a local self defense expert, Robert Phillips, to provide education, skills, and tools to help prevent or stop an attack. Damsels in Defense has 3000 women offering workshops throughout the country.
Osmond shares some startling statics about assaults on women and children.
Osmond says that Damsels in Defense provides services through a home-based presentation where she and Phillips come to a house and demonstrate techniques and tools to women, teens, and children.
Following the workshops attendees have a chance to explore the tools.
For more information about Damsels in Defense you can visit Lori Osmond’s website.