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Department of Justice
Office on Violence Against Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Department Of Justice Observes National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

WASHINGTON – In recognition of October’s designation as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women will host an event on THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2011, at 10:00 A.M. EDT focused on the impact of domestic violence homicides on individuals, families and communities, illuminating the importance of the Violence Against Women Act.

Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole and Director of the Office on Violence Against Women Susan B. Carbon will deliver opening remarks and be joined by recognized victim advocates and experts in the field of domestic violence homicide. Speaker presentations and a panel discussion will be followed by a question and answer session. Resource information will be available for interested participants in conjunction with the program.

WHO: James M. Cole, Deputy Attorney General
Susan B. Carbon, Director, Office on Violence Against Women
WHAT: National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event
WHEN: THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2011
10:00 A.M. EDT
WHERE: U.S. Department of Justice
The Great Hall
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
OPEN PRESS

NOTE: All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials. Media must enter the department at the visitor’s entrance on Constitution Avenue between Ninth and Tenth Streets. Media may begin arriving at 9:00 A.M. EDT and cameras must be pre-set by 9:45 A.M. EDT. Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to the Office of Public Affairs at 202-514-2007.