Los Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore, left, presents a proclamation to Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, which recognizes October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The proclamation was presented Tuesday, Sept. 25, during the regular County Council meeting in Council Chambers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, during the regular County Council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 25 in Council Chambers.
County Councilor Antonio Maggiore presented Police Chief Dino Sgambellone with the proclamation.
WHEREAS: Each October, the formal recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month allows the community to acknowledge and show their support for the victims of this destructive, life-damaging crime; and
WHEREAS: We must prioritize addressing the problem of domestic violence in our community every day of the year, through awareness, prevention, response and support; and
WHEREAS: Domestic violence impacts males & females of every age, background, ethnicity and belief – its impact reaches far beyond victims and perpetrators, causing disruption in our schools, work places, worship centers and neighborhoods; and
WHEREAS: Home should be a place of warmth, unconditional love, tranquility and security. Home and family should be one of our greatest blessings. Tragically, for many men, women & children, home life is destroyed by fear, physical violence & emotional abuse, often causing lifelong trauma. Domestic violence is often perpetuated from one generation to the next; and
WHEREAS: As individuals and as a community, we need to increase our capacity to deal with domestic violence, supporting victims in their quest for safety and life reconstruction, and holding perpetrators accountable for their behavior;
NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim the Month of October 2018 as
“DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH”
in Los Alamos County, and urge all citizens to unite with LAPD and other local organizations in upholding the basic human right to be free from violence and abuse by promoting domestic violence awareness, utilizing the resources in our community to effectively address the issues of domestic violence, identifying immediate and long-term support for victims to rebuild lives, and working toward solutions to end domestic violence in our community.