The Mountlake Terrace City Council issued a proclamation recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month at their Sept. 17 meeting.
Domestic violence is still a very real concern in our community. While many of the perpetrators of such violence would like us to believe that these issues are “family affairs,” domestic violence is in fact a community concern. The city has a Domestic Violence Coordinator who works with other local resources to address domestic violence. The Police Department and Prosecuting Attorney’s office conduct follow up investigations to support prosecution of domestic violence crimes. They work closely to process cases in the court system and provide court support and referrals to other community resources.
The city will begin its fourth annual Purple Light Nights Campaign on Oct. 1 in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Purple light bulbs (black lights) are provided for residents of the community to display during October as a reminder of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you have a purple light, the city asks that you display it throughout the month.
If you would like a purple light for your home, contact Domestic Violence Coordinator Danielle Singson at the Mountlake Terrace Police Department at 425- 744-6257. There is a limited supply available at no cost.