October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: “Shine a Light on Domestic Violence”. How can we work together to raise awareness of domestic violence? By “Shining a Light” on the subject and bringing it out of the darkness! “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” is a campaign that connects communities across New York by turning the state purple during October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
This is the sixth year of the campaign, coordinated by the NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. From skyscrapers to bridges, storefronts to shopping centers, purple lights illuminate the nights of October. People wear purple clothing while police cars and municipal vehicles display purple magnetic ribbons. This low or no-cost campaign has grown from several dozen participants in 2008 to many hundreds.
The Saratoga County DA’s Office wears purple to bring about awareness to the crimes surrounding domestic violence during October’s Domestic Violence Awareness month outside the Offices of the DA.