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DVCC - October Awareness Month

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A wide variety of events recognizing National Domestic Violence Awareness Month are underway in the seven communities served by DVCC. Drive through Darien, New Canaan, Westport, Wilton and Weston to see purple ribbons tied around trees and light posts. Most towns have nearly 100 ribbons, each representing a domestic dispute call to the police during the year. Teen PeaceWorks groups and members of the Domestic Violence Task Forces are holding awareness events in their schools and communities throughout the month. DVCC staff and volunteers are staffing awareness tables, making presentations and speaking in numerous locations. On October 19, DVCC and UCONN-Stamford's Women's Studies and Zero Tolerance programs will host a presentation by Professor Jenny Rivera on "Domestic Violence in the Latina Community". The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. at UCONN-Stamford, Room 108.

The many events seek to shine a spotlight on domestic violence, raising awareness and providing information to the public. While October highlights the issue, however, it is important to remember that domestic violence occurs January through December and that victims need support 24/7, every day of the year. Thank you to all of you who provide that support to victims, to the community and to the DVCC in so many ways.