P.O. Box 142, Daytona Beach, Florida 32115 386.257.2297 Fax: 386.248.1985
November 17, 2014
For Immediate Release:
For more information contact:
Lynn Kaiser Conrad
Recently three judges from the Seventh Judicial Court took time out of their heavy docket load to tour
the Domestic Abuse Council, Inc.’s emergency shelter. The judges wanted a greater understanding of
shelter services and other programs offered to Volusia County residents.
The judges, Scott C. DuPont, Dawn D. Nichols and Mathew M. Foxman all work in the Family Court
Services division, which hears cases regarding on injunctions for protection, dissolution of marriage,
child custody, adoption, paternity, name change, juvenile delinquency, and juvenile dependency.
While at the emergency shelter, the Judges met with the “Hugs & Love” children’s case manager, the
shelter manager and the legal counsel for victims of domestic violence, receiving a comprehensive
overview of services and seeing where residents live while escaping their abusive homes.
“It is wonderful for the judges to see what we have to offer to victims in Volusia County and for them
to learn about all of the programs we offer including our outreach services such as transitional housing.
They are familiar with our court advocacy program and our legal advocacy program, so this creates a
comprehensive picture for them,” Cheryl Fuller, CEO of the Domestic Abuse Council, who gave the
The Seventh Judicial Circuit is one of 20 jurisdictions in the state of Florida and its mission is to
provide an effective forum for the fair, efficient and impartial resolution of legal and factual courtrelated
matters in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties.
Both Judges DuPont and Foxman were elected to the bench in 2010. Nichols was appointed to the
bench in 2014.
To learn more about Domestic Abuse Council go to www.domesticabusecouncil.com. The Domestic
Abuse Hotline is 1-800-500-1119.