Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is a time to recognize and acknowledge the millions of families affected by domestic violence. No group is immune to this crime, and the women, men, and children who are its victims or who witness it live in torment and fear. Domestic violence alone accounted for nearly half of all victims served through victim assistance programs in 2007–08.
OJP is committed to providing resources, support, and services to all victims of domestic violence. The Office for Victims of Crime, in particular, has many resources and publications to help both victims and service providers. The Domestic Violence Awareness Project is another comprehensive source for information. Read about the Department of Justice’s commemoration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, as well as the Presidential Proclamation. Join OJP in its mission to bring awareness and resources to the fight to end domestic violence in the United States.