Caldwell, New Jersey, One of First in State to Pass Resolution Supporting National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
CALDWELL, NJ - On Tuesday, Oct. 3, the governing body of Caldwell, NJ, unanimously passed the following resolution in support of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Whereas, the Borough of Caldwell supports the goals and ideals of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and hereby recognizes October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the Borough of Caldwell; and
Resolution 10-25 was signed by Caldwell Mayor Ann Dassing, and passed into Resolution by:
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence conceived of the idea for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 1987 in an effort to end violence against women and their children.
The month's intention is to:
In 1989, after 57 Senators co-sponsored the Bill, the US Congress passed Public Law 101-112 which designates October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month because of "the need to increase the public awareness and understanding of Domestic Violence and the needs of Battered Women and their Children."
Abuse in any relationship – whether it’s between family members, friends, or spouses – is not acceptable, no matter the “reasons” behind it or the gender of the people involved.