DUNCANVILLE, TX – As violence continues to happen across our county, the Duncanville Police Department would like for you to join them in their stand against Domestic Violence. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. Domestic Violence is a subject that is just not talked about in our communities especially if it’s sexual assault. Since this is an issue that is frequently swept under the rug the Duncanville Police Department would like to bring it to light. The Duncanville Police Department sees it as their obligation, with Domestic Violence Awareness this month, to remind our community that if you see something, you need to say something.
The citizens of Duncanville, DeSoto, Cedar Hill and Lancaster should act as one large family — and if we are to be a tight-knit community, it is crucial to speak up when you know or a suspect a crime is being committed, especially because these acts of speaking up can display and prove solidarity for potential victims.
An editorial in the Daily Illini encourages people to “speak up not just because it is the right thing to do, but because if you speak up, you may be encouraging others to do so, as well. If we can encourage people to be active rather than serving as bystanders, we have the opportunity to prevent dangerous situations that risk people’s safety.”
If you are in a life threathening situation, call 911 immediately.
If you are in a situation that you need help or you know of someone who needs help please call one of the women shelters below:
Brighter Tomorrows 972.262.8383
Genesis Shelter 214.942.2998
Mosaic Family Services
New Beginnings 972.276.0057
Salvation Army 214.424.7208
The Family Place 214.941.1991
On Thursday, October 22, 2015 please try to wear or display purple to raise awareness about domestic violence. Let’s turn Southwest Dallas County purple!