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GRPD Helps Highlight "Domestic Violence Awareness Month"

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Grand Rapids Police Department is highlighting and supporting numerous initiatives around the community.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Grand Rapids Police Department is highlighting and supporting numerous initiatives around the community.

On October 9, 2021, the Public Safety Alliance of Grand Rapids is presenting “Stop Domestic Violence,”. It will be an honest discussion about domestic abuse with panelists from the Grand Rapids Police Department along with other organizations like, Safe Haven, The YWCA and Domestic Violence Survivors.

Sergeant Dan Adams with GRPD says it is important for police to show their support not only for this Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but all the time.

“Unfortunately, domestic violence is one of those crimes that and circumstances that touches all kinds of communities and it’s way too prevalent. Our motto is “love should never hurt”. And so, we want to work with all the amazing resources that we have in Grand Rapids.”

The presentation is at the Center for Community Transformation on Madison Ave from 11 AM – 1 PM.

Another program will be held on Monday, October 11th. The Domestic Violence Community Coordinated Response Team of Kent County will be remembering those who lost their lives from Domestic Violence in 2021

With the motto, “love should never hurt”, organizers want you to know, If you, or someone you care about, struggles with being a victim of Domestic assault, resources can be found locally at stopkentviolence.org/resources.