U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

PHOENIX, Ariz. – United States Attorney Gary Restaino joins the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), advocates, survivors, victim service providers, justice professionals, police and first responders, communities across the U.S. and sovereign tribal nations in observing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).

“Domestic violence impacts our communities and our society across the board,” said U.S. Attorney Gary Restaino. “And we who serve as federal prosecutors for the District of Arizona have a duty to use all the tools at our disposal—and leverage our partnerships with local law enforcement and prosecutors—to ensure victims have a viable path to safety and justice.”

Domestic violence is more prevalent than many realize. The devastating consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and last a lifetime. Approximately one in four women and one in seven men will experience severe domestic violence in their lifetimes; however, rates are disproportionately higher for American Indian and Alaska Native populations, women of Color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and two-spirit people, and people with disabilities. DVAM provides an opportunity to spread awareness about domestic violence and encourage everyone to play a role in ending gender-based violence.

RELEASE NUMBER:    2022-185_Domestic Violence

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