October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month VAWA icon purple ribbon

Domestic violence is multifaceted and includes physical, psychological, sexual, and economic abuse of a victim and is often hidden from public view. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to bringing greater awareness to domestic violence and its effect on women and children; however, we encourage you to promote awareness all year round. This page has resources and tools, OVW-funded events and webinars on the topic of domestic violence, and ideas to promote awareness in your community.


For additional information and resources, please visit the Office on Violence Against Women's webpage at https://www.justice.gov/ovw.

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Events Calendar

When Things Don't Go Right: Sexual Assault Exam Billing and Payment, It's TIME for Change.
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Interstate Custody - Part 1
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Custody Evaluator Train the Trainer Faculty Meeting
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LaJolla Band of Luiseno Indians Transitional Housing Peer Visit
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Language Access in the Context of In-Person Adult Educational Programs
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Promote Awareness

All year round, you can share information about domestic violence. Below you will find ideas and tips to promote awareness in your community. We also encourage you to share with us how you promote awareness by clicking the "share your ideas" button.

The Domestic Violence Awareness Project

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence’s Domestic Violence Awareness Project (DVAP) supports and promotes the national, tribal, territorial, state and local advocacy networks in their ongoing education efforts through public awareness campaigns, strategies, materials, resources, capacity-building and TA.