Published: Thu, October 05, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Laurel mayor proclaims Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Laurel mayor proclaims Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and on Tuesday, advocates met at the Ohio Statehouse to take a look at domestic violence statistics in Ohio over the a year ago. Whether the domestic violence manifests itself as physical, emotional, sexual, psychological or economic abuse or control, the effects are detrimental to the entire community. "All of the domestic violence victim's mail goes through our office and then is forwarded to them".

The month-long campaign seeks to not only link victims to community resources, but also to call on bystanders to end the excuses and lack of action.

Registration is $10 per person, although the fee can be waived for those donating items for the Women In Need Domestic Violence Shelter. "Although domestic violence does not occur in one horrific tragedy, it occurs victim by victim on a daily basis", county Judge Kelly C. Wall addressed spectators.

VSOC, Inc., also has a 24-hour Crisis Line (256-734-6100) for those who are experiencing domestic violence or abuse, or those who have been victims of sexual assault.

Survivors of domestic violence are suffering in obscurity.

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Abbeville County Sheriff's Office on Monday took a step to bring the crime that lives in darkness to light by hosting a domestic violence awareness night.

The project serves an estimated two thousand survivors of domestic violence each year.

The Women's Resource Center encourages people in purple to share a selfie with friends using #purplethursdays and #1in3 to increase the power of the message.

"Mike Hein is one of those leaders that really gets the significance of domestic violence and the devastating impact it has on our community", said Ulster County District Attorney Holley Carnright.

Blackmon says her services are not just for women. A statewide registry allows officers to quickly discover if a victim has a domestic violence protective order against a suspect. He thanked commissioners for proclaiming October "Domestic Violence Awareness Month" in Cleveland County.

An average of 20 people are physically abused by intimate partners every minute, and 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused by an intimate partner.

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