19 October, 2011

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. One in 4 women and one in 13 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Domestic violence disproportionately affects women; however, it affects people of all ages and both sexes. On October 20th,  the Office of Violence Against Women in The U.S. Department of Justice will host an event from 10:00-11:00AM at the Great Hall in the Main Justice Office, 950 Pennsylvania NW.  Among their guests will be William Kellibrew, a District resident who experienced domestic violence in his lifetime.  This is an excellent opportunity for residents to learn about not only the issues, but how to identify abuse and help victims deal with it.  Please RSVP to Tia Farmer tia.farmer@usdoj.gov .

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