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NEWBERRY — Safe Home and Sistercare are conducting domestic violence awareness workshops in Abbeville, Saluda and Newberry counties this month in memory of Jane Lanser and her daughter Allison Cross.


Sistercare will conduct the workshop at 10 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Newberry County SC Works Center.


On Aug. 2, 2011, Lanser and her daughter were victims of a double murder in Jane’s home in Simpsonville.


Lanser was an SC Works Center workshop presenter in Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry and Saluda counties.


She presented workshops to job seekers, enthusiastically giving professional tips on how to find work in a challenging job market. In 2009, Lanser was named South Carolina’s One-Stop Workforce Center Employee of the Year.


The domestic violence awareness workshops are being held as part of the SC Works Centers’ regular rotation of networker group workshops for job seekers in only the month of August. The workshops have already taken place in Greenwood and Laurens counties.


Domestic violence that leads to death can happen to you or someone you know, prompting MEG’s House (in Greenwood County), Safe Home and Sistercare to raise awareness.


Safe Home will lead the workshop at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 21 at the Abbeville County SC Works Center on Abbeville’s Piedmont Technical College campus, and Sistercare will present the workshop at 10 a.m. Aug. 25 at the Saluda County SC Works Center.


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