Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) evolved from the "Day of Unity" held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children.
In October 1987, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed. That same year marked the initiation of the first national domestic violence toll-free hotline. In 1989, the U.S. Congress passed Public Law 101-112 designating October of that year as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
The reason for the history lesson is to make us all constantly vigilant as to the ever-present possibility of domestic violence occurring in our lives. If you have been accused of such a crime you need to call Akron domestic violence lawyer Jon Sinn. For aggressive representation the only sin is not calling Jon. Attorney Jon Sinn at (330) 431-0160.