October is Domestic Violence Awareness month
Goodyear, Ariz. (Oct. 1, 2018) – As part of the city of Goodyear’s commitment to raise awareness and educate the public on the resources available to domestic abuse victims, the Police Operations Building, City Hall, and Goodyear Branch Library will be lit purple during the month of October.
Domestic violence, according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, is defined as “a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.” This is also referred to as intimate partner violence (IPV) or relationship abuse. It is important to remember that domestic violence does not discriminate - it can happen to anyone of any ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, socioeconomic background, or education level.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, help is available through the Goodyear Police Department Victim Assistance at 623-882-7677. Additional resources can be found at www.goodyearaz.gov/police.