Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Stumbo Announces Availability Of Domestic Violence Awareness Posters

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, October 16, 2007  
Contact Information:  Corey Bellamy, 502-696-5643 Office  

Attorney General Greg Stumbo reminds Kentuckians that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and announces that his office is providing public information posters available by request for posting in public spaces.

“The brutal nature and impact of domestic violence affects each and every one of us directly through personal tragedy and indirectly through the billions of dollars spent on care for the victims and the prosecution and incarceration of perpetrators,” Stumbo said.

“I want everyone to make it their business by educating themselves about the dynamics and indicators of domestic violence, and by providing information and assistance to those in need of help.”

Estimates range from hundreds of thousands to millions of domestic violence victims each year in this country, with an impact in excess of $5.8 billion in health-related costs.  While anyone can be a victim of domestic violence, on average more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends each day.  The tragic reality of domestic violence impacts each and every Kentuckian.  Education and acting on that knowledge is the most effective tool for prevention.

“I believe this poster can give potential victims the information needed to help avoid violent individuals,” Stumbo added.  “Actual victims will have the resources for possible escape and others the prompting to help those in need.”

The Attorney General’s Office has produced the poster for distribution and is offering free copies to the public upon request.  The poster includes detailed information along with tear-off sheets containing help and resource numbers. To obtain a free Domestic Violence Awareness Poster, call (800) 372-2551.

Click here to view the Domestic Violence Awareness Poster: