Local Branches of Law Enforcement Go Purple for Domestic Violence

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Posted: 2020-10-04

On October 1st at 10AM, Knoxville’s Law Enforcement agencies are uniting to raise awareness for domestic violence, in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Representatives from KPD, the Sheriff’s Office, Highway Patrol, TBI, UTPD, the District Attorney’s Office, and both the City and County Mayors will gather outside the Knoxville Family Justice Center to give a brief address about law enforcement’s role in protecting survivors and ending family violence in our community.

Domestic violence advocates who work with survivors in the Knoxville Family Justice Center building will present each branch of law enforcement with a purple ribbon car magnet to display on their patrol car. Law enforcement representatives will be given boxes of magnets to take back to their headquarters to distribute.

The Knoxville Family Justice Center’s hope is that this month-long display of support from our law enforcement agencies will remind survivors that they are not alone and that help is always available.