Day of Remeberance

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On October 18th, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, District Attorney Nancy O’Malley and the Alameda County Family Justice Center host the 17th annual Day of Remembrance to pay tribute to the women, men and children who have lost their lives as a result of interpersonal violence and to provide hope and resources to those struggling through violence in the home.

While fall brings the beginning of holiday family gatherings for many, the season can also be fraught with stress and an increase in domestic violence. Domestic Violence Awareness Month’s brings attention to the reality of domestic violence and also sheds light on resources and pathways available to victims and survivors.

This event calls for the community to come together now to stop domestic violence, as well as to empower women, children, and men who have survived domestic abuse. The ceremony will also recognize the agencies, county departments, commissions, community-based organizations, and individuals whose work is essential in the ongoing effort to end domestic violence in Alameda County.

Posted on Oct 17, 2019