Domestic Violence Awareness Month In PBC

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Awareness is essential because domestic violence takes place every minute of every day, occurring just about every 15 seconds. Palm Beach County issued 1,221 intimate partner violence injunctions for protection in the first eight months of the year.

In collaboration with community partners, Palm Beach County Victim Services and the Certified Rape Crisis Center have teamed up to heighten awareness about domestic violence through various events during October. Some of the events include Canines for Comfort, Autumn Shades of Wellness and Wear Purple Day. Library displays featuring the “Empty Place at the Table” art exhibit will be available to the community at five Palm Beach County Library System locations. To see the library locations, and the full schedule of events, visit

Palm Beach County victim advocates are available 24/7 to respond to victims of violent crimes. Helpline staff is also available for immediate support. For assistance, call the helpline at (561) 833-7273. For more information on the schedule, contact Jacqueline Jackson at