Collier County
FL

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Proclamation designating October 2020 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Collier County. The proclamation will be mailed to Linda Oberhaus, Chief Executive Officer, The Shelter for Abused Women & Children.

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Category:04 Proclamations

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Executive Summary

P R O C L A M A T I O N

 

WHEREAS,              domestic violence permeates the lives and compromises the safety of thousands of Collier County citizens with tragic, destructive and sometimes fatal results; and

 

WHEREAS,              the problems of domestic violence are not confined to any one group of people, but affect people across all economic strata, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, culture and society, and are supported by societal indifference; and             

 

WHEREAS,              the crime of domestic violence violates an individual’s privacy, dignity, security and humanity due to systemic use of physical, emotional, sexual, psychological and economic control and/or abuse; and

 

WHEREAS,              the impact of domestic violence is wide-ranging, directly affecting women, men, children and society as a whole; and

 

WHEREAS,              The Shelter for Abused Women & Children has provided support, safety and advocacy to domestic violence survivors and their children; and

 

WHEREAS,              Collier County is committed to taking a firm stand against domestic violence and will remain focused on ensuring that all Collier County residents are safe in their homes, and abusers are held accountable for their crimes;

 

NOW THEREFORE, be it proclaimed by the Collier County Board of County Commissioners that October 2020 be designated as

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

IN COLLIER COUNTY

 

DONE AND ORDERED THIS 13th Day of October 2020.

 

              BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

              COLLIER COUNTY, FLORIDA

 

              ___________________________

                                                                           BURT L. SAUNDERS, CHAIRMAN

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