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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
by Sexual Assault Family Violence Task Force (SAFV)
October 6, 2012

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October 2012 Proclamation

Whereas, domestic violence is a serious crime that affects women, men, and children of all racial, social, religious, ethnic, and economic groups; and

Whereas, domestic violence is one of the most pervasive problems in our society; and

Whereas, children that grow up in violent homes have been found to be abused and neglected at a rate higher than the national average; and

Whereas, open discussion is the first step in promoting healthy relationships and overcoming domestic violence; and

Whereas, the crime of domestic violence violates an individual’s privacy, dignity, security, and humanity due to the systematic use of physical, emotional, sexual, psychological, and economic control and/or abuse; and

Whereas, residents of Wyoming should feel safe in their homes, their schools, and their communities; and

Whereas, only a coordinated community effort will put a stop to this heinous crime; and

Whereas, observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month during October -- and throughout the year -- shows our ongoing commitment to and support for victims of domestic violence, and reaffirms Wyoming’s commitment to end domestic violence against women, men, and children.

Now therefore, in recognition of the important work done by domestic violence programs, I do hereby proclaim the month of October to be Domestic Violence Awareness Month and urge all citizens to actively participate in the scheduled activities and programs to work toward improving victim safety and holding perpetrators of domestic abuse accountable for their actions against individual victims and our society as a whole.

For these significant reasons, I, Mathew Mead, Governor of Wyoming, do hereby proclaim the month of October as "DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH"

And I urge all citizens of Wyoming to recognize domestic violence as a critical issue because domestic violence is everyone’s business. To find out more about ending domestic violence and how you can help contact the Wyoming Division of Victim Services at 307-777-7200 or the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault at 307-755-5481.

Mathew Mead, Governor

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