Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Washington County District Attorney's Office is dedicated to stamping out domestic violence in our community. We work closely with community groups and our partners in law enforcement to protect victims and hold offenders accountable. All month long, we will be raising awareness to domestic violence by highlighting resources available to survivors. Please see our calendar of events to see how you can get involved. You can also find more information on resources available to victims of domestic violence. 

Proclamation of Support

Join us as District Attorney Kevin Barton, Senior Deputy District Attorney Gina Skinner, our partners with the Family Justice Center of Washington County and the Washington County Sheriff's Office speak out against domestic violence before the Washington County Board of Commissioners. DA Barton discusses our efforts to combat domestic violence and describes how COVID-19 has only compounded the problem. View the livestream of the event here

National Coffee with a Cop Day

We normally like to share a cup of coffee and a conversation with area residents during national Coffee with a Cop Day on October 7. This year, we are partnering with drive-thru locations and doing things a bit differently to accommodate proper distancing.  Please check with your local law enforcement agency to see where they will be hosting their event. 

Wear Purple

October 15 is Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day. Get your best piece of purple attire ready to show your support. Be sure to take a selfie and post it to social media using #EndDV.  

Candlelight Vigil

Each year, the community comes together to take part in a candlelight vigil in support of victims of domestic violence. Unfortunately, we are unable to host this gathering this year due to the pandemic. Instead, please do your part to show your support. Download this image of a candle to post in your own window for your neighbors to see. Snap a photo and share it to social media using #EndDV. Let's spread the word to raise awareness to this problem.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Washington County District Attorney's Office is working closely with community groups and our partners in law enforcement to help put an end to domestic violence. Please watch this video to learn more about these efforts and the resources available to those enduring domestic violence. 

El Mes de Conciencia Sobre la Violencia Doméstica.

Washington County District Attorney Kevin Barton, Senior Deputy District Attorney Gina Skinner and our partners from the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Family Justice Center of Washington County, spoke before the Washington County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, September 29th. They spoke in support of a proclamation honoring Domestic Violence Awareness Month which is celebrated nationally each October. Our office would like to thank the commissioners for their recognition of this important effort to put an end to domestic violence in Washington County.