CASDA and the Douglas County Coordinated Community Response Team kick off Domestic Violence Awareness Month with an opening ceremony, featuring a Mayoral Proclamation, on Tuesday, October 4th , at 10:00 a.m. in the atrium of the Douglas County Government Center.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend this event, which features guest speakers including Superior Mayor Bruce Hagen, Superior Police Chief Nicholas Alexander, CASDA Domestic Abuse Program Coordinator, Carla Pehl, and Douglas County Board Chair Mark Liebaert.
The event will also include a chance for all guests to plant purple flags on the Courthouse lawn to help “Paint Your Town Purple” (#paintyourtownpurple), a new Domestic Violence Awareness Month initiative. Our hope is that the sight of thousands of purple flags displayed throughout our community will help inspire important discussion about preventing domestic violence, supporting victims, and holding perpetrators accountable!
You can also support Domestic Violence Awareness Month on October 4th by participating in: “Shine a Light on Domestic Violence” – Community members are invited to leave their porch light on that evening to help build awareness and show support for victims. The Douglas County Courthouse will be illuminated in purple!