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Wear Purple on October 19 to Raise Awareness of Relationship Violence

12 October 2017

The Glendale Police Department has joined forces with Luke Air Force Base, Glendale City Court, Adult Probation and the Maricopa Association of Governments Regional Domestic Violence Council to spread the word during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month that domestic violence is a serious crime where abusers will be held accountable. Domestic violence is an issue that affects people of every kind of demographic, not just women.

That's just calls within the tri-county area.

Come out and enjoy Wilton on October 16, 2017 by shopping or dining at one of the participating restaurants/retailers as your business has the potential to have a positive impact on a member of our Wilton community who has been adversely impacted by domestic violence. "I think in the state in general it's, this is my property, my house, my life, my wife, you don't tell me what to do and we don't have to explain what's happening here". The organization has offered hope and healing to more than 132,000 domestic violence survivors over the past 35 years.

Connors says, "It doesn't matter your race, your socioeconomic status, your religion, your sexuality, it's about power and control and those other factors don't matter. The good news is that Missouri women, children and men victimized by domestic violence have more access to help and protection than they have ever had before", said Cheryl Parker, Dent County Women's Crisis Center outreach/court advocate.

"If we can see it more as an epidemic and less like something that can be ignored, then more victims will find the ability to stand up comfortably and use their voice. Those women can be in abusive relationships as well". Tune in on Thursday for more on the signs of domestic violence.

"We all need to be aware every day of our family, friends and colleagues that are experiencing domestic violence", said Vickie Smith, executive director of the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

If you or someone you love is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, 24-hour help is a phone call away - Toll-free at 877-970-HELP (4357) or locally at 580-252-4357.

Wear Purple on October 19 to Raise Awareness of Relationship Violence