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Purple Light on Domestic Violence

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September 27, 2018 at 5:05 am - Home, Local Chilliwack News, MyChilliwackNews
By MyChilliwackNews Editor

Chilliwack:  The RCMP invite the public and media to take part in the annual Purple Light Nights ceremony to mark October as Domestic Violence awareness month.  Introduced in King County, Washington, in 2006, this community sponsored awareness campaign is launched with the illumination of purple lights to raise attention in the prevention of domestic violence.

Date:  Monday October 1, 2018.

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location:  Chilliwack RCMP Community Policing Office

45924 Airport Road

Domestic violence occurs regardless of culture, socio-economic conditions, faith, or education.  The violence can take the form of physical, emotional, sexual, or verbal abuse and is often used as a means of control by a partner or ex-partner.

“The goal of Purple Light Nights is to increase awareness of domestic violence and the effect it has on children, families, and our community,” says Darlene Wahlstrom, Victim Services Coordinator for the Chilliwack RCMP.

Support Purple Light Nights by shining a purple light, available by donation at Chilliwack Crime Prevention Services, 45877 Wellington Avenue, or other participating downtown businesses.

“Domestic violence is a crime that often goes unreported.  RCMP urge anyone who suspect’s or has knowledge, of someone who is a victim of domestic violence, to report this crime to police,” says Corporal Mike Rail, spokesperson for the UFVRD.

For more information regarding Purple Light Nights contact our community partners at Ann Davis Transition Society , 604-792-3116 or, Beverly, at Specialized Victim Services 604-793-7211. Go on line and visit www.purplelightnights.org.

 

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