FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 24, 2018

8th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign News Conference

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, September 26, 2018; 10:00am
LOCATION: HOUSE PARK; 1301 Shoal Creek Blvd.

SPEAKERS: Sheriff Sally Hernandez, Pflugerville ISD Athletic Director, Todd Raymond AISD Superintendent, Dr. Paul Cruz

On September 26, 2018 TCSO will host a news conference to announce the 8th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness purple ribbon campaign.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In this year’s local campaign, Football is a Contact Sport. Love Shouldn’t Be., the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Advocacy Project and SAFE have partnered with school districts in Travis, Bastrop, Hays and Williamson counties to prevent domestic violence and promote safe, healthy relationships.

The campaign will engage over 4,000 high school football players to stand up against dating and domestic violence. During the month of October, football players will be wearing purple ribbon decals on their helmets and varsity volleyball teams will wear purple shoe laces. Announcements will be made before and during each game to increase awareness and coaches will receive educational materials on what they can do to support young people in becoming positive role models.

The Texas Advocacy Project provides free legal services for victims of domestic violence. 1- 800-374-HOPE. SAFE 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 brochures in the press packets.

Interviews with speakers and participants will be possible after the news conference.

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Submitted By: Kristen Dark, Sr. Public Information Officer (512) 854-4986

 

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