Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 2021

October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) each year – a month to celebrate survivors, to honor those who have not survived, to highlight current programs and services, and focus efforts on ending domestic and intimate partner violence in our community. 

 

Every day, our department responds to domestic disturbance calls for service which can range from verbal disagreements to horrific life threatening assaults. Domestic violence offenders have the potential to be some of the most dangerous offenders that we encounter, with some of the most complex victim and family dynamics.

 

Washington County Domestic Violence Awareness Month

2021 Calendar of Events

September 28                 Washington County Board of Commissioners Meeting Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation

6:30 PM                           Livestreaming: youtube.com/user/WashingtonCntyOregon 

                                            

October 5                         City of Beaverton City Council Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation

6:30 PM                            Televised Live: City Council | Beaverton, OR - Official Website (beavertonoregon.gov)

 

                                           Many other Washington County city municipalities will be holding proclamations the last week in September or the first week in October at their city council meetings. Please check each local jurisdiction for more information.

October 6                        Coffee with a Cop Day

                                          Dutch Bros.

                            16400 SW Barrows Road, Beaverton

                                           7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

 

                            Starbucks Valley Plaza

                            9350 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, Beaverton

                            7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

 

October 21                     Wear Purple Day

                                          Join us in wearing purple to raise awareness about domestic and intimate partner violence and to show your support for survivors in our community.

 

October 21                      Reception for the installation of Survivorscape

                            Beaverton Public Safety Center, 6125 SW Hall Boulevard, Beaverton

                                          Survivorscape is a series of paintings created by a local domestic violence survivor in collaboration with visual artist Mya Bessette

 

Throughout the month of October, shirts with powerful words and images of hope and survivorship will be displayed in the Beaverton Public Safety Center lobby. These shirts were created by survivors and supporters of survivors, through a project based on The Clothesline Project. 

 

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office, Washington County Law Enforcement Agencies, and Washington County Domestic Violence Community-Based Agencies have produced a series of short community education videos on domestic violence topics that will be posted throughout October (available in English and in Spanish) on Facebook and social media.  Please follow Beaverton Police on Facebook and Instagram for more information.