October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Find out more from the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.
Read more from WETM-TV, "Elmira gets a little more purple"
Find out more from Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes, Inc.
As a former district attorney, I know that domestic violence has long been and continues to be one of law enforcement’s most difficult challenges. The same goes for governmental efforts to battle against it – to take steps to try to prevent it, and to protect victims and try to help them reclaim their lives. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in four women will be the victim of domestic violence at some point in their lives. By toughening our laws and continuing to raise public awareness, we can better prevent -- and help protect the victims of -- domestic violence. And we can, and will, bring the perpetrators of this terrible crime to justice.