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According to Executive Director Victims Services of Cullman, Donna Jacobs, the Silent Witness Program began in Minnesota, sometime in the early 90s. "There were 27 deaths due to domestic violence there in one year," Jacobs explained. "A group of concerned people got together and came up with the idea to have "silent witnesses" displayed throughout the communities. They put the name of each victim on the 27 silhouettes."