Jackson City Hall goes purple for domestic violence awareness
JACKSON, Tenn. — The Women’s and Men’s Resource and Rape Assistance Program (WRAP) has requested the City of Jackson change the lights on City Hall to the color purple.
Purple signifies domestic violence awareness in the month of October.
WRAP hopes by doing this, they can spread awareness of the issue and inspire men and women to seek help for domestic violence.
“We wanted to gather out here and just take a moment to reflect upon those that we’ve lost and the survivors that are out there, and others, and just show our support,” said Jenci Spradlin, Family Justice Center Project Director for WRAP.
WRAP also wanted to highlight the dangers of strangulation within domestic violence. The Jackson Police Department reported around 150 strangulations a year occurring during domestic assaults.
“The national statistics show that if you are the victim of one strangulation by your partner, you are 800 percent more likely to be a victim of homicide,” Spradlin said.
WRAP continues to fight against domestic violence by offering a plethora of resources to victims. If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic violence, WRAP encourages you to reach out to them.
“Domestic violence is something that happens inside someone’s home, but it’s something that affects every person living in our community,” Spradlin said. “So it’s important that we come together, we can support survivors.”
If you or someone you know has experienced domestic violence, you can reach out to WRAP for assistance. Click here for more information.
The City Hall lights will be purple for the rest of the weekend.
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