On September 23, 2015, at 10am, in House Park Stadium, 1301 Shoal Creek Blvd., there will be a news conference to announce the 5th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness purple ribbon campaign.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In this year’s local campaign the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Advocacy Project and SafePlace have partnered with school districts in Travis, Bastrop, Hays and Williamson county to prevent domestic violence and promote safe and healthy relationships. This year’s campaign engages over 4,000 high school football players in standing up against dating and domestic violence. During the month of October, student athletes will be wearing purple ribbon decals on their helmets. All athletes that attend will receive 3 hours of Community Service.
Announcements will be made before and during each game to increase awareness. Coaches will receive educational materials on what they can do to support young people in becoming positive role models and active bystanders. We are grateful for the support of these student athletes, coaches and other student leaders for participating in this campaign.
The Texas Advocacy Project provides free legal services for victims of domestic violence. 1-800-374-HOPE. SafePlace provides emergency shelter, counseling and other services at 1-512-267-SAFE.
A complete list of partners’ names will be provided at the news conference, along with copies of brochures, in the press packets. Interviews are available after the news conference.
Senior Public Information Officer
Travis County Sheriff’s Office