Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 2020

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.

 

October 6, 2020

City of Beaverton Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation 

6:30 PM

https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/251/City-Council

 

October 7, 2020

National Coffee with a Cop Day-Domestic Violence Awareness Month

7:00 AM-10:00 AM

The Human Bean, 14435 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy, Beaverton, OR 97005

 

October 15, 2020 

Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness 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, 2020

Virtual Candlelight Vigil 

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office,  Washington County Law Enforcement Agencies, and Washington County Domestic Violence Community-Based Agencies invite you to honor those who have survived and remember those whose lives have been lost to domestic violence by tuning in to our Virtual Candlelight Vigil.

For more information, please visit the following Facebook pages:

@washcoda @WCSOOregon @TigardPolice @TualatinPolice @BeavertonPoliceDepartment @hillsboropd @ForestGrovePD @WCSOCornelius @SherwoodPolice

 

Please follow us on social media during the month of October for more information, stories and resources in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month!