Texas Attorney General Paxton and OAG employees across the state will raise awareness of domestic violence by participating in #PurpleThursday on October 20th, as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). On that day, all employees are encouraged to wear purple to work, raising awareness of the issue, showing support for survivors, and taking a stand against domestic violence.
“This is an excellent opportunity for all of us to come together to raise awareness about such a critical issue confronting our society,” said Attorney General Ken Paxton. “Far too many families are impacted by this epidemic of violence that simply cannot be tolerated. I am incredibly proud of the many ways our agency works to help victims and survivors of domestic violence establish and maintain a life free from abuse.”
Domestic violence is an issue that touches too many lives: almost half (47 percent) of Texans report having experienced some sort of domestic violence in their lifetime. #PurpleThursday is part of a campaign led by the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
To learn more about DVAM and find other ways to participate, visit the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) Go Purple! Campaign and theNational Network to End Domestic Violence websites.
Other Family Violence Resources:
- OAG Crime Victim Services Division
- TCFV Online Service Directory
- National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH)