Department of Family Services – Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

703-324-5730
TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway, Pennino Building, Floor 7, Suite 740
Fairfax, VA 22035

Toni Zollicoffer,
Director

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Proclamation

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation for 2019

Whereas domestic violence remains a pervasive issue across Fairfax County, the United Sates and the world with implications for personal and community health; and

Whereas, domestic violence does not discriminate and touches all communities regardless of age, race, disability, gender identity, or socioeconomic status; and

Whereas, in Fairfax County, approximately 10 people per day are physically abused by an intimate partner; and

Whereas, considering medical expenses, lost productivity, legal costs, and property loss and damage, domestic violence costs victims nearly $82,000 over their lifetime and collectively costs the United States $3.6 trillion; and

Whereas, research shows that by creating communities where people are connected, supportive and care for one another can reduce incidents of domestic violence; and

Whereas, every day in Fairfax County individuals and organizations play a part in supporting people impacted by domestic violence, providing services including therapeutic, legal, educational, housing, advocacy, and medical services;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, on behalf of all residents of Fairfax County, does hereby proclaim October 2019 as

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

in Fairfax County and urges all residents to become involved in efforts to prevent and respond to domestic violence and recognize the impact of domestic violence in our community.

 

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2019 Proclamation

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2018 Proclamation

2018 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation

2018 Reception

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