Anoka County Proclaims October 2018 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Anoka County!

 PICTURED: Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah, Commissioner Jim Kordiak, Commissioner Matt Look, The Dwelling Place Executive Director Linda Wiza, Commissioner Robin West, Commissioner Julie Braastad, Commissioner Scott Schulte. Not pictured is Commissioner Mike Gamache.

PICTURED: Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah, Commissioner Jim Kordiak, Commissioner Matt Look, The Dwelling Place Executive Director Linda Wiza, Commissioner Robin West, Commissioner Julie Braastad, Commissioner Scott Schulte. Not pictured is Commissioner Mike Gamache.

A RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING OCTOBER 2018 AS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH!

WHEREAS, the community problem of domestic violence has become a critical public health and welfare concern in Anoka County; and,


WHEREAS, domestic violence is a crime, the commission of which will not be tolerated in Anoka County and perpetrators of said crime are subject to prosecution and conviction in accordance with the law; and,


WHEREAS, thousands of women, men, and children have and will continue to access assistance from Alexandra House, Inc., and The Dwelling Place, domestic violence service providers; and,


WHEREAS, domestic violence will be eliminated through community partnerships of concerned individuals and organizations working together to prevent abuse while at the same time effecting social and legal change; and,


WHEREAS, October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month; and,


WHEREAS, during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Anoka County organizations will inform area residents about domestic violence, its prevalence, consequences, and what we, as a concerned community, can do to eliminate its existence:


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Anoka County Board of Commissioners proclaims October 2018 to be Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Anoka County!