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NEW ORLEANS - October marks the observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans joins the U.S. Department of Justice in commemorating DVAM, paying tribute to victims and survivors, and saluting the dedication of the advocates, service providers, justice professionals, law enforcement officers, and first responders who tirelessly work in support of survivors.
Domestic violence, dating violence, and intimate partner violence can have long-lasting impacts and consequences. Approximately one in four women, and one in seven men, will experience severe domestic violence in their lifetimes. Significantly, the rates of such violence are disproportionately higher for American Indian and Alaskan Native populations, women of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, two-spirit people, and people with disabilities. DVAM provides an opportunity to heighten public awareness of domestic violence and encourage everyone to play a role in stopping gender-based violence.
“We want the people of Southeastern Louisiana to know that we are here to support victims and survivors in our Eastern District communities – not just in October, but every month,” said U.S. Attorney Evans. “All of us who serve as federal prosecutors, investigators, and support staff in the Eastern District of Louisiana, have a sworn duty not only to use every tool at our disposal, but also to positively leverage our law enforcement partnerships to provide victims with the safety and justice they deserve.”
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