Maricopa City Council marked October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a proclamation by Mayor Christian Price. The entry to City Hall was also lighted in purple symbolic of the event.
Whereas, domestic violence is prevalent throughout the region, and more than 90 people lost their lives due to domestic violence in Arizona in 2017, with at least 53 deaths occurring within the Maricopa Association of Governments region; and
Whereas, every 44 minutes in Arizona, one or more children witness domestic violence, and up to 60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse their children, according to an Arizona Department of Health Services report; and
Whereas, the trauma and suffering caused by domestic violence destroys families, threatens the safety of neighborhoods, and weakens the ability of communities to thrive; and
Whereas, the City of Maricopa works collaboratively with community agencies to effectively address, prevent, and eradicate domestic violence; and
Whereas, the City of Maricopa is dedicated to ensuring the safety of domestic violence survivors and holding abusers accountable; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Christian Price, Mayor of the City of Maricopa, do hereby proclaim the month of October, 2018, as DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH in the City of Maricopa.
Dated this 2nd day of October, 2018