Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins Thursday, on the first day of October, Sequoyah County officials, county and city law enforcement officers, Help-In-Crisis staff, and others against domestic violence gathered Monday at the county courthouse (above) to sign Sequoyah County's Domestic Violence Awareness Proclamation.
According to officials with the Domestic Violence Awareness Project, the purpose of Domestic Violence Awareness Month is to conduct activities that mourn those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrate those who have survived, and connect those who work to end the violence.
Although domestic violence is reported to have dropped by almost two-thirds nationally, it is reported that two out of every three Americans over the age of 15 knows someone who is a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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