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National Domestic Violence Awareness

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an annual designation observed in October. The observance serves to educate communities, individuals, couples and families about Family Advocacy Program services and other community resources that can help prevent, raise awareness of community responsibility and resources for addressing domestic abuse.

Okeechobee’s local women’s shelter, Martha’s House contacted Sheriff Noel E. Stephen and gave him their sticker representing Martha’s House. To show our support from the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Stephen approved the placement of the stickers on all agency vehicles.

Michele Bell, PIO

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