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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By: Maureen Wishkoski, Court Advocate Manager Advocacy is a surprisingly complex endeavor.  It requires intense empathy metered with strong boundaries.  It needs mountain-top perspective underneath rolled-up sleeves for working on the ground level.  It seeks a willingness to collaborate and to challenge; to be polite yet firm in asking for more and for better.  Advocacy […]


DVAM Press Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2017 OCTOBER: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH Raising Awareness about the Prevalence of Domestic Violence in our Community Boise, Idaho – The Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA), Ada County Commissioners and Mayors of Boise, Eagle, Garden City, Meridian, Kuna and Star will officially declare October “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” (DVAM) Wednesday, […]


Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2017

This September marks the 30th anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). First observed in October 1987, Domestic Violence Awareness Month is focused on three key themes: mourning those who have died because of domestic violence, celebrating those who have survived, and connecting those who work to end violence. Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from […]


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