AG Marshall Encourages Alabamians to Observe National Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Marshall hopes that Alabamians will recognize those lives who were lost and damaged by domestic violence, celebrate and honor those who have survived, and show support for those who advocate for victims of such a disgusting crime.

Sponsors include Mental Health Hawaii, Catholic Charities of Hawaii, the Domestic Violence Action Center, Parents and Children Together (PACT), and the City and County of Honolulu.

$10,000 for YWCA Binghamton to provide domestic violence services to the community, including shelter and counseling. It expanded to a week of remembrance and advocacy until 1987, when the first Domestic Violence Action Month, as it is called today, was observed. There is hope for victims, and they are not alone. According to the National Violence Against Women Survey created by the National Institute of Justice, only "25 percent of physical assaults perpetrated against women are reported to the police annually". Almost 18 percent of all violent offenses reported in Alabama past year were domestic violence related.

October is national Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the task force organizes different initiatives each year to highlight this important issue.

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If you or someone you know is experience domestic violence, call they 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline at 443-865-8031. "Caring volunteers and professionals hear the cries of victims who were betrayed by those closest to them".

One in three women and one in four men will be victims of domestic violence in their lifetimes, McKown told the commissioners. The U.S. National Sexual Assault Hotline automatically connects to a local rape crisis program based on the caller's area code. If you or someone you know is looking for help on campus, Campus Health and Wellness Services (CHWS) has several resources available to students. "At that point we will have a candle lighting vigil for victims of domestic violence, so that's what 'lights up the night'".

"We invite everyone to join us to Taking a Stand against Domestic and Sexual Violence in your community in person at these events, or online by sharing a pic of you taking a stand to our Facebook or Twitter pages with the hashtag #takeastand17".