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Proclamation

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 2019

 

WHEREAS, Domestic violence is a crime that is perpetrated against people of every age, sex, race and income level;

 

WHEREAS, In Warren County in 2018 A Safe Place provided 221 days of shelter to victims and 144 days of shelter to children of domestic violence;

 

WHEREAS, In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2018, 122 people were killed as a direct result of domestic violence;

 

WHEREAS, Approximately 15.5 million children are exposed to domestic violence every year;

 

WHEREAS, Domestic violence is more than three times as likely to occur when couples are experiencing high levels of financial strain;

 

WHEREAS, Women, men and children deserve safe, healthy relationships free of physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse;

 

WHEREAS, Every day in the United States, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends;

 

WHEREAS, Domestic violence affects the trust, self-esteem and sense of safety of victims;

 

WHEREAS, Victims of domestic violence deserve the support of their families, neighbors, the criminal justice system and most of all…their community

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED,  We the Commissioners of Warren County proclaim the month of October, 2019 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and urge all citizens to observe this month by becoming aware of the tragedy of domestic violence, supporting those who are working toward its end, and participating in community efforts.

 

ADOPTED this 9th day of October 2019

 

COMMISSIONERS OF WARREN COUNTY

 

 

Benjamin Kafferlin

Chair

 

 

Cindy Morrison

Attest:                                                                   Vice Chair

 

 

Pamela J. Matve                                                   Jeff Eggleston

Chief Clerk                                                           Secretary