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 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. Finally, please review our calendar of events in English and Spanish to see everything we have planned for October.

Survivor Art Gallery

Visit downtown Forest Grove to experience the Voices of Hope Survivor Art Gallery hosted by Forest Grove Library. Art created by survivors through the Sexual Assault Resource Center, Domestic Violence Resource Center, Abuse Recovery Ministry Services, and Family Justice Center of Washington County.

National Coffee with a Cop Day

On Wednesday, October 4, multiple law enforcement agencies including Beaverton and Hillsboro Police will be participating in Coffee with a Cop, with a focus on domestic violence education. Please check their respective social media feeds for details and locations.

Run for Hope

The 2023 Run for Hope is a family-friendly event in recognition and celebration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend! In addition to a 5k run or walk, food trucks, a DJ, bouncy house, face painting, a resource fair, emergency responder vehicles to explore, and more will be available.

Community members are welcome to attend without participating in the 5k.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is represented by purple and purple ribbons. Prizes will be given to participants for wearing their finest, most creative, and fantastically festive purple outfits! 

Click here for more details and to register. 

Wear Purple Day

Thursday, October 19 is Wear Purple Day. Wear purple to raise awareness about domestic violence and intimate partner violence and to show your support for survivors in our community. Take a selfie or group photo and post it to social media using #WashCoWearsPurple!

Run for Hope 2023.

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.