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U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Hampshire Observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

            CONCORD – U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young joins the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), advocates, survivors, victim service providers, justice professionals, police and first responders, and communities across the U.S. in observing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM).

            Domestic violence is more prevalent than many realize.  The devastating consequences of domestic violence crosses generations and has lifetime impacts.  Approximately one in four women and one in seven men will experience severe domestic violence in their lifetimes; however, rates are disproportionately higher for American Indian and Alaska Native populations, women of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and two-spirit people, and people with disabilities.  DVAM provides an opportunity to spread awareness about domestic violence and encourage everyone to play a role in ending gender-based violence. 

            “We are honored to participate in Domestic Violence Awareness Month as an opportunity to increase awareness of the dangerous dynamics of domestic violence and its prevalence.  As prosecutors, we have witnessed the pain and anguish that domestic violence survivors have endured.  And we who serve as federal prosecutors for the District of New Hampshire have a duty to use all the tools at our disposal to ensure domestic violence survivors have a viable path to safety and justice,” said U.S. Attorney Young. 

  • Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by 1 partner to gain or maintain power & control over another intimate partner. Learn more: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/domestic-violence#dv
  • If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, there are services available to help. On @OVWJustice Local Resources page, you can find your state’s DV coalition, which can direct you to resources & services and ways to get involved: https://www.justice.gov/ovw/local-resources

 

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Updated October 19, 2022

Press Release Number: 22-123