Caldwell Mayor Garret Nancolas signed a proclamation on October 3rd, 2016 at the City Council meeting, declaring the month of October Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Executive Director of Advocates Against Family Violence, Kim Deugan, was presented the Proclamation.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation
Whereas, home should be a place of warmth, unconditional love, tranquility, and security and for most of us, home and family can indeed be counted among our greatest blessings. Tragically, for many Americans, their home is tarnished by violence and fear; and
Whereas, family violence is a crime that transcends race, religion, ethnicity and economic stature and one of it’s greatest tragedies is its effect on our young people; and
Whereas, across America, an estimated 4.8 million cases of domestic violence occur each year and at its most tragic level, kills an average of more than three women every day; and
Whereas, each October, the formal recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month allows the community to acknowledge and show their support for the victims of this horrific crime; and
Whereas, a coalition of organizations has emerged to directly confront this crisis and are achieving success. Law enforcement officials, those involved with shelters and hotline services, health care providers, clergy and concerned citizens are helping in the effort to end domestic violence. We must recognize the compassion and dedication of these volunteers and professionals and applaud their efforts and increase public understanding of this important problem.
Now Therefore, I, Garet L. Nancolas, Mayor of the City of Caldwell, do hereby proclaim the month of October 2016 as:
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
And urge all citizens of Caldwell to become a part of the coordinated community response to domestic violence and to send the message that this crime will not be tolerated in our community.
Advocates Against Family Violence would like to thank Mayor Nancolas, the Canyon County Police Departments and the citizens of the City of Caldwell for their continued support. As we spread awareness of domestic violence in our community during the month of October, we recognize that it takes an entire community to stand together and make a difference. Together, we can break the cycle and impact the lives of future generations.