Huddled in the cold, in front of the Douglas County Courthouse, a crowd stands up for the silent victims and survivors of domestic violence.
"We are standing here at the courthouse because we really want to help make a change. Maybe it's not going to be this year, maybe not next year, maybe not even in our lifetime. But we want them to know we want things to change, because the system is broken just as much as the victims out there," said Liz Jones, domestic violence survivor.
It's been 11 years since Jones broke free from an abusive relationship. She and others talked to the crowd of a broken justice system they believe doesn't protect victims.
"Until we protect the victims, this cycle will never break," said Heather Duhachek, domestic violence survivor.
County Attorney Don Kleine also showed his support. He spoke, giving a message urging public servants to come to the aid of these victims.
"When those people seek justice, and they seek our help, we need to be there for the," said Kleine.
Three dead this year in Douglas county because of domestic violence.
"LaVern Eubanks, Melissa Rodriguez, Trudy McKee," reads Tara Muir, Douglas County Domestic Violence Council. "And today Milissa Cox."
Cox died this Tuesday morning in Council Bluffs. She was fatally shot. Police believe her husband, Darwin Cox, pulled the trigger.
"It just breaks my heart. It's I mean that is just one more person we have to add to the list that we are standing here to remember who didn't get out alive," said Jones.