Knox County Judge Executive J.M. Hall signed a proclamation Monday, Oct. 12, declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Union College teamed up with Cumberland Valley Domestic Violence Services to raise awareness of this issue.
Brienne VanWinkle Community/Court Advocate for CVDVS, expressed the need to bring attention to the problem.
She said, “Knox County has one of the larger dockets for domestic violence of all the areas that I cover, which is why we chose to have the proclamation signing here in Knox, rather than another county.”
In addition to signing the proclamation, Union is hosting the Clothesline Project.
For a week, a clothesline will be hung beside the spirit rock on Union’s campus. Both students and members of the community are welcome to decorate t-shirts in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and display them on the clothesline.
“Domestic Violence does affect Union College,” said Daniel Sulfridge, Director of Counseling at Union College, “our campus is not isolated.”
Supplies for the Clothesline Project will be provided by Union College Counseling Services.