Public Awareness

The Coalition staff is dedicated to increasing awareness and educating the community statewide about issues of domestic and sexual violence.

Public awareness encompasses community education and outreach. The main purpose is:

  • To let the community know that domestic and sexual violence exist and to what extent they exist
  • To teach the community how to recognize domestic and sexual violence
  • To inform the community about available services

Community education increases awareness of the issue and how to address it effectively. The Coalition provides information to agencies or organizations about domestic and sexual violence, as well as resources and referral information for the purpose of working with someone who is experiencing violence.

Stalking Awareness Month >> (January)

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month >> (February)

Sexual Assault Awareness Month >> (April)

Domestic Violence Awareness Month >> (October)

The Coalition also provides information and technical assistance to support programs' various public awareness activities. Examples include concerts, media campaigns, rallies/speak outs, Silent Witnesses, the Take Back the Night March, theater productions, video series, vigils, and more.

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