October is Domestic Violence Month
Washington, October 1, 2014
Tags: Crime & Gang Violence
Recognizing that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Congressman David Scott urges his constituents to take this month to educate themselves and others on the facts about these serious crimes.
“It is important to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month to mark the gravity and severity of the role that domestic violence plays in our society,” stated Rep. David Scott. “We should take this time to remember the victims and to rededicate ourselves to providing the resources, education, and support needed to end domestic violence.”
This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA), which empowered the fight against domestic violence. The law provides state and local law enforcement agencies with the resources they need to address violent crimes like domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. Congressman Scott continued voted in favor of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act in 2013 to ensure the continuation of these vital programs.
“The safety and wellbeing of my constituents is of the utmost concern to me,” said Rep. Scott. “The only way we can hope to end these tragedies is through awareness and education. Domestic Violence Awareness Month allows us to brings this dark subject into the light and rededicate ourselves to eradicating it”
Anyone seeking more information about domestic violence can visit the National Network to End domestic Violence at www.nnedv.org . If you or a loved one is suffering from domestic violence you can call the U.S. National Domestic Violence hotline at 1-800-799-7233.