Local advocacy group to honor victims of domestic violence

Courtesy MGN

Courtesy MGN

He told the crowd in front of County Hall that is significant growth since the late Frank Clark started the Domestic Violence Bureau when he came into office 20 years ago and put Assistant DA Lisa Bloch Rodwin in charge.

The DVCC is a domestic violence agency serving the communities of Stamford, Norwalk, Westport, New Canaan, Darien, Wilton, and Weston. In order to end domestic violence, we all need to be part of the solution.

Acts of violence or abuse can manifest in a variety of ways ranging from rape, homicide, stalking and a negative state of mental health. "If you take a step back and think about it, really, you yourself could be a victim of domestic violence and not even realize it". Domestic violence hotlines receive approximately 21,000 calls a day, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. DVA month occurs every October and has been running since 1981.

A service to honor the victims of domestic violence is set for next week in Fort Dodge. Organizers ask that participants wear purple, the color of the domestic violence awareness ribbon, if possible.

Although women are widely understood to be victims of domestic violence, men also happen to be effected.

Delve into today's share market: Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY)
The Investec Asset Management North America Inc holds 50,310 shares with $9.03 million value, down from 61,163 last quarter. State Street Corp grew its holdings in shares of Occidental Petroleum Corporation by 1.7% in the first quarter.

NBC News chief defends network's handling of Weinstein story
Ronan Farrow's piece about Harvey Weinstein has already been published, but that doesn't mean he's done talking about it. Farrow, a former MSNBC host and contributor to NBC News, was known to be originally reporting the story for NBC.

Minnesota gets one Real ID extension, but will need another soon
Missouri has more time to comply with stricter identification requirements under the Real ID Act . "According to (U.S. Department of Homeland Security will follow through on promises to work with Minnesota as it implements the law.

According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, almost half of all men and women in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

Having an understanding that a population of men undergo domestic abuse is vital in combating it and identifying the warning signs. "If awareness is taught and survivors are helped, only then can a difference be made".

The detrimental effects of domestic violence are striking and traces of such abuse can manifest within an individual's life in greater and/or lesser degrees.

Community members could add their hand print to a tree mural, showing their commitment to standing up against domestic violence.

"It takes a coordinated effort from all corners of the city, including law enforcement, advocates, schools and civic groups to combat the scourge of domestic violence and declare that it will not be tolerated in our community", Mayor Jerry Weiers said.

Latest News