Posted: Oct 15, 2012 11:32 AM
She successfully pushed for a law in her daughter's name. Now, the mother of Amanda Ross is part of another big boost for victims of domestic violence.
Monday is the official opening of Amanda's Center, a place where victims can go to feel safe and get help. It's something Diana Ross has worked tirelessly for since Amanda was gunned down by her ex-fiance, former Kentucky lawmaker Steve Nunn.
Amanda Ross was just 29-years-old when she was murdered in the parking lot of her Lexington town home. She did everything right - she got an emergency protective order and took other measures to protect herself. Still, Nunn managed to hunt her down in the early morning hours of September 11, 2009. Amanda's mother hopes the center will serve as a valuable resource for victims looking for protection and advice
"I hope that nobody has to go through what I did," said Ross. "Losing a daughter or a son is very traumatic."
Amanda's Center is located in a secured office inside the Fayette District Courthouse. Victims can also get EPO's there and much needed advice on where to go next when fear consumes their entire lives.