Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation
WHEREAS, domestic violence is a pervasive issue across Upper Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, the United States, and the world, with implications for personal and community health; and
WHEREAS, domestic violence does not discriminate and affects all communities regardless of age, race, disability, gender identity, or socioeconomic status; and
WHEREAS, considering medical expenses, lost productivity, legal costs, and property loss and damage, domestic violence costs victims nearly $82,000 over their lifetime and collectively costs the United States $3.6 trillion; and
WHEREAS, research shows that by creating communities where people are connected, supportive, and care for one another can reduce incidents of domestic violence; and
WHEREAS, in Upper Darby, individuals and organizations play a part in supporting people impacted by domestic violence, providing services including therapeutic, legal, educational, housing, advocacy, and medical services. The Upper Darby Police Department is committed to shaping their practices to further support victims of domestic abuse and to limit its effect on our community.
NOW, THEREFORE I, Barbarann Keffer, Mayor of Upper Darby Township, do hereby proclaim October 2021 as
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
in Upper Darby, and I urge all residents to become involved in efforts to prevent and respond to domestic violence and to recognize the impact of domestic violence in our community.
Barbarann Keffer, Mayor
Upper Darby Township
Delaware County, Pennsylvania