2007 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 make domestic violence intolerable in our state, we must, nonetheless, somberly remember that domestic violence deaths are still taking place in Utah,” states Jerry Blackburn, UDVC Chair.
Monday, October 15, 2007, the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition will recognize the Department of Workforce Services Community Outreach Program at the YWCA; Liz Hoopiiana – Eligibility Specialist at the Department of Workforce Services; Holly Johnson – Tooele County Victim Advocate; and Marsha Sanders – a Concerned Citizen, at an awards luncheon for their efforts to end domestic violence in our community and in recognition of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness month.
“Although, we do not know how many lives are saved every day with the resources and services provided by trained domestic violence victim and shelter advocates, we do know that the work of local domestic violence coalitions and advocates to bring public awareness and resource information into communities is most effective when neighbors, co-workers, friends and relatives of families living in domestic violence actively listen, share resource information, and hold the perpetrator accountable.” notes Judy Kasten Bell, UDVC Executive Director.
For information and resource information, call the toll free Utah Domestic Violence LinkLine 24 hours daily at 1-800-897-5465.