At its meeting Monday, Oct. 5, the Lakewood City Council is scheduled to proclaim this month as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, according to The National Network to End Domestic Violence.
Did you know that the City of Lakewood Legal Department, on behalf of the residents of Lakewood, University Place Steilacoom and DuPont, filed 543 domestic violence cases between January and August? And it’s likely these figures reflect a portion of domestic violence cases in our area, as many go unreported.
The City of Lakewood believes domestic violence hurts individuals, families and the greater community, and domestic violence takes place in different forms, including:
- Dating Violence
- Protection Order Violations
This epidemic involves more than relationship problems or family issues, and its impact reaches far and can last for generations. The City of Lakewood is committed to helping hold violent members of society accountable for domestic violence, as well as work with other agencies to end this epidemic.
The Lakewood City Council meeting begins 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5 at Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main Street SW.