CCSO is reposting this release on behalf of The Shelter for Abused Women & Children:
The Shelter for Abused Women & Children announces that the Collier County Sheriff's Office, Naples Police Department and Marco Island Police Department are joining in National Domestic Violence Awareness Month efforts this October by displaying purple "End Domestic Violence" ribbon magnets on the back of patrol cars.
According to The Shelter's Director of Programs, Lisa Fasanella, "The ribbon magnets are more than a show of solidarity in our collaborative efforts to 'end the violence.' They raise awareness about this social epidemic and provide our web address and hotline number for those in need."
The Shelter sent 925 of the purple ribbon magnets to the Collier County Sheriff's Office, 35 to the Naples Police Department and 20 to the Marco Island Police Department.
The magnet initiative is part of The Shelter's 2012 National Domestic Violence Initiative taking place this October.
The first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed in October 1987 with the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemorative Legislation being passed by the U.S. Congress in 1989. This legislation has passed every year since.
To learn more about The Shelter's 2012 National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Campaign, call 239.775.3862.
For information on The Shelter's life-transforming programs and services, please call 239.775.3862, or visit www.naplesshelter.org.