October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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DVAM Proclamation

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

On Thursday, October 6, A Safe Place Family Justice Center Director Erin Henkelman and Clackamas County Domestic Violence Systems Coordinator Sarah Van Dyke presented a Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) Proclamation to the Board of Clackamas County Commissioners.

Thank you to the Board of Clackamas County Commissioners for approving this Proclamation declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Clackamas County, and for helping bring awareness to domestic violence.

Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, gender, socioeconomic background, or education level. The statistics are sobering: One in four women and one in seven men will experience domestic violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime. 

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, help is available right now, please contact A Safe Place Family Justice Center at 503-655-8600 or Clackamas Women’s Services' 24-hour crisis and support line at 503-654-2288

A Safe Place Family Justice Center is our unique partnership between public and private agencies. A Safe Place Family Justice Center offers advocacy, culturally-specific services, safety planning, counseling, support groups, legal support, law enforcement support, and along with other services and resources to anyone experiencing family violence, sexual violence, stalking, or abuse against older adults and people with disabilities in one location.

If you or someone you love is in immediate danger, call 911.

A Safe Place Family Justice Center is a program of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

 

 

Pictured Above:  Julie Strand Office Specialist at A Safe Place Family Justice Center, Erin Henkelman – Director of A Safe Place Family Justice Center Sarah Van DykeClackamas County Domestic Violence Systems Coordinator, Catherine Koch – Clackamas Women’s Services, and CCSO Undersheriff Copenhaver