Domestic violence awareness app inspired by slain UVA student

Published: Jul. 7, 2015 at 9:37 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 17, 2015 at 10:49 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It's hard to get most high school or college students to put their phones down.

"The way to get to them is to get inside their mobile devices," said app developer Nick Jones.

He is helping to create an app that has a message. It's all part of the One Love Foundation that was established after the death of Yeardley Love, the UVA student who was killed by her boyfriend.

"The concept is to take a movement that was started by former teammates at UVA, to be able to bridge that with non-athletic people and college students," Jones said.

That movement involved students form universities across the country, pledging to walk, jog run or even bike yards for Yeardley. Now anyone will be able to do the same from a smart phone.

"Through the course of pledges, they're going to learn more about domestic violence and what's going on, and some tips and different things that the One Love Foundation has stood by," Jones explained.

The hope is that users of the app take away some key lessons of domestic violence.

"Identifying, being proactive, and preventing and things of that nature," said Jones

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