Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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
September 28 Washington County Board of Commissioners Meeting Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation
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.
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
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.
Beaverton Police on Facebook and Instagram for more information.