October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It was launched nationwide in October 1987 as a way to connect and unite individuals and organizations while raising awareness for those issues.
New Milford Mayor Pete Bass says over the past 30 years, much progress has been made to support domestic violence victims and survivors, to hold abusers accountable, and to create and update legislation to further those goals. He highlighted the work of the Women's Center of Greater Danbury providing services in the Northern Fairfield and Southern Litchfield county areas.
Wilton First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice has issued a proclamation recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Domestic Violence Crisis Center Executive Director Suzanne Adam made remarks during an event outside Town Hall yesterday and spoke about shining a light on the issues around domestic violence and how the community can get involved. Other speakers included State Representative Stephanie Thomas and Wilton Police Captain Rob Cipolla. Members of the Wilton Domestic violence Task Force along with other community supporters attended the program.