October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Our office is supporting the effort to increase awareness of this important issue. Unfortunately domestic abuse is a significant portion of our criminal docket. The cases are difficult to prosecute because of the intense interpersonal relationship between offender and victim. Raising awareness and support in the community is a key part of our success in using the criminal justice system to help victims be safe.
If you'd like more information on Domestic Violence Awareness Month you can click here. Local resources exist for domestic abuse victims. Learn more about them by clicking here.