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Board Action Request

Item Description:
Declaring Domestic Violence Awareness Month

WHEREAS, in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October 2018), the Victims Services Division of the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office requests that the Hennepin County Board pass a resolution identifying this month as Domestic Violence Awareness Month; and


WHEREAS, the theme of this year’s event is “Take a Stand"; and


WHEREAS, in 2017, the Hennepin County Domestic Abuse Service Center reported 10,200 contacts with victims. This number includes in person, telephone, and court attendance with victims; and


WHEREAS, advocates serve a large and diverse population of individuals who have been victims of domestic violence; and


WHEREAS, the Hennepin County Domestic Abuse Service Center and our community and state partners strive to best serve victims of domestic abuse by building trust and restoring hope; therefore


BE IT RESOLVED, that the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners recognizes October 2018 as Domestic Violence Awareness month.

Recommendation from County Administrator: Recommend Approval