County observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  • County observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

County observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

"As the state agency that houses a domestic violence program, we are honored to be a part of this ceremony", said DES Director Michael Trailor. But it will not stop until the victims stand up for themselves, refusing to be the whipping child any longer; it will not stop until we all accept that domestic violence is a problem in our communities.

"No More" is created to bring attention to domestic violence and sexual assault through prevention and education.

► The "Put a Nail In It" campaign will also kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Our speakers will share vital information about how to support and assist survivors with sensitivity and understanding on their personal journey's to recovery and healing.

"I wish that there was not a need for this effort to exist but we know that domestic violence has been with us forever and will probably, sadly, continue to be with us for the foreseeable future", Arkoosh said.

Cmdr. Hurd spoke of the importance of combating domestic violence as a community in his remarks at the event.

Domestic violence happens in the Upper Peninsula and nationwide every day.

The Center for Family Justice (CFJ), in cooperation with local community leaders, has scheduled a vigil to mark the observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Tuesday, Oct. 3.

"The number might seem high, but I think it's because of increased awareness", Aguirre said.

The centre was honoured this May with the Ontario Attorney General's Victim Services Award of Distinction for its high-quality services and continuous support for victims of crimes, including those affected by human trafficking. It helps both the perpetrators of domestic violence and the victims.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in four women and one in seven men have experienced severe domestic violence. "Domestic violence thrives when we are silent". Mayor Robyn Tannehill and the Board of Aldermen signed a proclamation declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Oxford. "It very well could have been all of our last day", she said.

In 2015, Gratiot County saw 380 reported cases of domestic violence, while Clare County had 370 reported cases and Isabella County had 319, the organization Michigan Incident Crime Reporting indicated.