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 available in English and Spanish to see how you can get involved. You can also find more information on resources available to victims of domestic violence in English and Spanish. We also encourage you to view this comprehensive resource guide detailing services available across Washington County. 

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 6. 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 21 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.  

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. 

Mes de Conciencia Sobre la Violencia Doméstica.

Our office thanks the Washington County Board of Commissioners for proclaiming October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Washington County. The proclamation and our presentation to the board begins at the 15:00 mark. 

Domestic violence episodes often include the act of strangulation, or impeding someone's breathing. It is extremely dangerous and can often lead to severe injury or even death. Senior Deputy District Attorney Gina Skinner details the legal aspects of strangulation and how these cases are prosecuted. Kate Schafer is a forensic nurse examiner and discusses the medical implications of strangulation. 

Los episodios de violencia doméstica a menudo incluyen el acto de estrangulamiento o impedir la respiración de alguien. Es extremadamente peligroso y, a menudo, puede provocar lesiones graves o incluso la muerte. La fiscal adjunta de distrito, Gina Skinner, detalla los aspectos legales del estrangulamiento y cómo se procesan estos casos. Kate Schafer es una enfermera forense forense y analiza las implicaciones médicas del estrangulamiento.

There are many resources available to victims of domestic violence. Senior Deputy District Attorney Gina Skinner joins Deputy District Attorney Katherine Miller to discuss the support available to victims throughout Washington County. 

Hay muchos recursos disponibles para las víctimas de violencia doméstica. La fiscal adjunta de distrito Gina Skinner se une a la fiscal adjunta de distrito Katherine Miller para discutir el apoyo disponible para las víctimas en todo el condado de Washington.

More information on the Domestic Violence Resource Center. 

Teen Dating & Healthy Relationships

Learn more about the Family Justice Center of Washington County and the Domestic Violence Resource Center. 

This video explores the impact domestic violence can have on children.