For the fourth consecutive year, on the third Thursday in October, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the OAG employees participated in Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) Purple Thursday event. Every year, OAG employees are encouraged to Go Purple! in support of survivors and to raise awareness of and take a stand against domestic violence.
“I am proud of the many ways my office combats domestic violence and defends Texas families. Far too many of our friends, family members, colleagues, and community members have been affected by domestic abuse. We all have the potential to make a difference in someone’s life. Together, we can raise awareness of the need to make sure Texans feel safe at home,” said Attorney General Ken Paxton.
The OAG’s efforts to promote domestic violence awareness demonstrate the office’s commitment to helping victims and survivors of domestic violence establish and maintain a life free from abuse. Almost half (47 percent) of Texans report having experienced some sort of domestic violence in their lifetime.
To learn more about DVAM and find other ways to participate, visit the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV) Go Purple! Campaign and the National Network to End Domestic Violence websites.
Additional agency Family Violence Resources include: