Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Activities Across the Country


Bright Horizons in Nebraska – During the month of October, O’Neill, Norfolk, and Ainsworth’s Main Street will have purple ribbons lining the streets. To kick things off, on the first Thursday of October, the 5th, Bright Horizons asked businesses, schools, and everyone else to wear purple and to share  pictures on their  Facebook page using the hashtag #PURPLEOUTDV.  Some of the photos are below – including cheerleaders wearing purple ribbons in their hair!


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New York

State University of New York -“It’s not just a pretty purple castle.  is raising awareness, enhancing resources to support victims of violence” (Casey Vattimo – click here for more info).



Employees at the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services today sported purple for a purpose: Dozens wore purple attire — and in some cases, purple hair — as part of the state’s Shine the Light on Domestic Violence campaign to raise awareness and show support for victims and survivors. Read more about the #ShinetheLightand #NYGoesPurple4DV campaign here:






Public Service Announcements

As part of the Governor’s 2016 Public Safety Action Plan, the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, funded by a grant under the Office of Criminal Justice Programs (OCJP) from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, has released an ongoing communications campaign about the signs of domestic violence and how to access services available to victims. The domestic violence campaign consists of four (4) public service announcements (PSAs) and two (2) poster creations to be displayed statewide that show the warning signs/ red flags of domestic violence, victim empowerment and peer support/ accountability.    Each public service announcement provides the phone number and the website address for the statewide domestic violence helpline, operated by Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee, to obtain support, information, and resources.

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The University of Memphis has joined the team in the continued effort in taking a stance to end domestic violence.

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Community Chest tied ribbons in Virginia City, NV and made cookie bouquets as a thank you for their partners as well as first responders.

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 Winnemucca Centennial Mayor’s Ball which included a semi-formal dinner, dance, and silent auction, with approximately $9,000 in proceeds is going to the Winnemucca Domestic Violence Services (WDVS) who serves approximately 300 victims of domestic violence and sexual assault each year.  The third picture captures the presentation of a certificate to Winnemucca Mayor Di An Putnam from Senator Dean Heller for her support of WDVS.  This is a link to the local news article where there are more pictures.


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The Silver Oak Golf Course in Carson City lit the way Saturday night during the Light After Dark Run/Walk fundraiser, an annual benefit for Advocates to End Domestic Violence.

The 5K and 10K races, incorporating the cause of aiding victims of domestic violence with fitness and advocacy, wound their way along fairways in Northwest Carson City.




Advocates to End Domestic Violence  “painted the town purple” in Carson City.  The first photo is purple bows that are tied to the columns of the Office of the Attorney General.  The second photo includes the legislative building in the background.  The third photo is in front of the Governor’s Office.


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These are from the Southern Nevada Domestic Violence Task Force for their DVAM event.  The woman is placing a rose in her daughter’s name in the vase.  The gentleman is Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Undersheriff Kevin McMahill


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Safe House in Henderson, NV.

Safe House did a lot of activities including a Fall Volunteer Training, their Annual RUN for Shelter and a fundraiser that a local Tattoo Parlor did for them.  The artist offered to do purple ribbons to recognize domestic violence for $50.00 each and then donated the money to SAFE House.  The Executive Director got her first Tattoo!  In addition, the Henderson Police Department (for the 5th year in a row) put the SAFE House purple ribbon magnets on their patrol cars.  The magnets have their hotline number on them.

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Oregon has a lot of activities during October.  Check out their calendar!


New Mexico

Some of their Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities,  include:

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