Domestic Violence Awareness Month for this week…
Please Join the Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco in breaking the silence and bringing help, hope, and empowerment to victims of domestic violence.
Walk –A- Mile in Their Shoes, October 5th-7th
Launch Of the Countywide Domestic Violence Billboard Campaign
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Nationwide, it is estimated that 1 in 4 women, 1 in 14 men and up to ten million children experience some type of domestic violence each year. In 2007, 119 murders were committed as a result of intimate partner violence in California. In 2009, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported being called out to 5, 328 domestic violence calls for service.
At 12 Noon, on three different days in October, at three different locations in Riverside County, domestic violence survivors, community leaders, prosecutors, law enforcement and service professionals will join together to Walk-A-Mile to protest rape, sexual assault, gender violence and raise awareness and educate our community about the devastating physical, mental and financial impact that domestic violence has on our women, men, children, neighborhoods, schools, and our entire Nation.
We also invite you to join us as we launch the Countywide Domestic Violence Billboard Campaign sponsored by Verizon Foundation. The launch of the campaign will be held in conjunction with our Walk A Mile event on October 7th in downtown Riverside at 12noon.
The campaign is designed to promote the National Domestic Violence Hotline and raise awareness as to the diverse faces and impact of domestic violence in our community. We hope to see you there! Please see attached flyer with details.
For additional information, please contact Maylin Chávez- Navarro @ 951-304-2298. Thank you in advance for your support!
All events begin at 12noon
October 5th Indio, District Attorney’s Office, 82-675 Highway 111, Indio
October 6th , Temecula, Temecula Duck Pond,28250 Ranch California Road, Temecula
October 7th Riverside, Billboard Campaign Launch-District Attorney’s Office, 3960 Orange Street, Riverside
**Please feel free to click this link to see the flyer view…