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!