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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

It happens more often than people are willing to admit. Many may even be victims or know of someone who may be a victim. But more often than not, people either purposely or unknowingly contribute to the nationwide epidemic of domestic violence. The month of October has therefore been dedicated to the awareness of domestic violence and its prevention. A number of national, state, and community organizations - including tribal organizations - observe the month with educational programs, recognition and memorial ceremonies, community outreach, and other efforts.