REXBURG - Domestic violence can affect anybody. That's why the Family Crisis Center in Rexburg hosted a conference at BYU-Idaho this morning.

Law enforcement from across the Upper Valley attended to listen to the message of Susan Still, a Domestic Violence survivor who has told her story on Oprah and 20/20.

"Domestic violence destroys families," said Susan Still, a survivor of domestic violence.

Susan Still's husband is currently serving a 36-year sentence, the longest ever given where a domestic violence victim has survived. The video that put him there is 45 minutes long, recorded by a 13-year-old child at the demand of his father.

"I'm going to knock your head across that wall."

"How do you move on after being affected by domestic violence?" I asked Still.

"The day after you leave is a better day than the day before," said Still.

"Susan you've been on 20/20, Oprah Winfrey... what's it like telling a personal story so publicly?" I asked Still.

"It's difficult to tell your personal story publicly. But what I know is that in the bigger picture it's going to help another person, another family," said Still.

Marcus Bruning, Supervising Deputy Sheriff with St. Louis County, Minnesota, also spoke with Still today, and he says domestic violence affects a victim for life.

"I think sometimes the system in society believe that once there is a conviction, that it is over. That once somebody leaves a relationship, that its over. And that's just not true," said Bruning.

"I'm still affected emotionally. There's not a day that goes by that I don't hear his voice in my head," said Still.

Here's some of the lingering consequences that many victims use to protect themselves.

"They don't have an address registered to them. Their drivers license is the address of the courthouse. They live out of a post office box. They don't have any credit cards to their name," said Bruning.

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