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2005 Family Violence Prevention Awards

2005 Family Violence Prevention Awards Presented During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

“As we recognize and celebrate the work of several individuals and one organization in their efforts to end domestic violence in our state, we must, nonetheless, somberly remember that domestic violence deaths are still taking place in Utah,” states Craige Harrison, UDVC Chair. Regrettably, to date this calendar year, UDVC has documented 24 domestic violence related deaths. In 2004, twenty-three people died as a result of domestic violence.

Monday, October 17, 2005, the Utah Domestic Violence Council will recognize Kern River Gas Transmission Company, Judy Monarque and Rickell James-Irish at an awards luncheon for their efforts to end domestic violence and in recognition of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness month. Two domestic violence advocates will also be recognized for their work in responding to domestic violence in their local communities.

“Although, we do not know how many lives are saved every day with the resources, services and trained domestic violence advocates available in our communities, we do know that the work of local domestic violence coalitions to bring public awareness and resource information into communities is most effective when neighbors, co-workers, friends and relations of families living in domestic violence involve themselves by listening, sharing resource information and holding the perpetrator accountable. This is when we begin to observe a lessening of domestic violence in Utah,” notes Judy Kasten Bell, UDVC Executive Director.

For information, help and resource information, call the Utah Domestic Violence LinkLine 24 hours daily at 1-800-897-5465.

“As we recognize and celebrate the work of several individuals and one organization in their efforts to end domestic violence in our state, we must, nonetheless, somberly remember that domestic violence deaths are still taking place in Utah,” states Craige Harrison, UDVC Chair. Regrettably, to date this calendar year, UDVC has documented 24 domestic violence related deaths. In 2004, twenty-three people died as a result of domestic violence.

Monday, October 17, 2005, the Utah Domestic Violence Council will recognize Kern River Gas Transmission Company, Judy Monarque and Rickell James-Irish at an awards luncheon for their efforts to end domestic violence and in recognition of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness month. Two domestic violence advocates will also be recognized for their work in responding to domestic violence in their local communities.

“Although, we do not know how many lives are saved every day with the resources, services and trained domestic violence advocates available in our communities, we do know that the work of local domestic violence coalitions to bring public awareness and resource information into communities is most effective when neighbors, co-workers, friends and relations of families living in domestic violence involve themselves by listening, sharing resource information and holding the perpetrator accountable. This is when we begin to observe a lessening of domestic violence in Utah,” notes Judy Kasten Bell, UDVC Executive Director.

For information, help and resource information, call the Utah Domestic Violence LinkLine 24 hours daily at 1-800-897-5465.