October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

City of Buckeye Joins Valley Municipalities, Agencies, in Observing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The City of Buckeye is joining municipalities and government agencies across the Valley in observing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Tuesday night the Buckeye City Council approved a proclamation by Mayor Jackie Meck that illustrates the city is “providing a forum for communication and action to effectively address, prevent and eradicate domestic violence.”

City officials are working on several fronts to heighten awareness of the problems associated with domestic violence, including

  • The city’s Public Works Department arranged to have the Buckeye City Hall cloaked in purple lights during evening hours throughout the month of October,
  • Its Human Resources Department issued an email notice to all employees, reminding them of how the city’s Employee Assistance Program can help them or someone in their family confront and deal with cases of domestic violence.
  • And the Buckeye Police Department is placing purple ribbons on all its marked patrol vehicles in observance of the month’s special designation and conducting roundups concerning any outstanding domestic violence cases in the city.

The mayor’s proclamation cites the impact domestic violence has on residents of Maricopa County, stating that the “trauma and suffering caused by domestic violence destroys families, threatens the safety of neighborhoods and weakens the ability of communities to thrive.

“The City of Buckeye is dedicated to ensuring the safety of domestic violence survivors and holding abusers accountable,” the proclamation adds.

Source: City of Buckeye Observing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month