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November 3, 2017

County Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Oswego County designated October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month to raise awareness about the devastating impact of domestic violence and the variety of services available to its victims and survivors. Oswego County Opportunities' (OCO) Services to Aid Families (SAF) assists and empowers victims of domestic violence through prevention education for at-risk individuals and groups. People are encouraged to wear the purple ribbon which symbolizes courage, honor, survival and dedication to ending domestic violence. The Oswego County Legislature's Human Services Committee presented the certificate to members of OCO's SAF program and its community partners. From left: Oswego County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Walton; Robert Lighthall, Stop DWI and DVM Coalition; Oswego County Assistant District Attorney Mark Moody; Oswego County District Attorney Greg Oakes; Legislator Thomas Drumm, District 16; SUNY Oswego Title IX Coordinator Lisa Evanski; Committee Chairman Daniel LeClair, District 8; Educator and Trainer Sara Carmichael; Victim Services Program Manager Jackie Guglielmo; Victim Advocate Christine Gill; Advocate and Educator Kelsey Gillett; Victim Advocate Stacie McNitt; Victim Advocate Clarissa Smalling; Victim Advocate Jessica Shepard; Legislator Marie C. Schadt, District 19; Legislator John Proud, District 7; Committee Vice Chairman Tim Stahl, District 20; and Legislator Heather DelConte, District 18.

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