October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and once again Albany Law School will join the “Purple Lights” campaign.
In 2010, Albany Law School was one of more than 270 colleges, businesses, non-profits and individuals who reported their participation, representing 52 NYS counties, more than double the participation of the previous year. The NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) coordinates the campaign.
Albany Law School students, faculty, staff, community friends and neighbors will host a candle vigil in front of the law school in memory of victims, survivors and child victims of domestic violence. A more detailed list of events will be posted shortly. To promote National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Domestic Violence Clinic, the Women’s Law Caucus and our Taskforce to Reduce Domestic & Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking will worked together to make this a success.
Throughout the year, students, staff and faculty has been working with local courts, government and nonprofit agencies, task forces and coalitions on new initiatives related to domestic violence. This semester alone, our students worked in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady courts assisting in the prosecution of domestic violence crimes through our Albany Law Clinic & Justice Center.
Please stop by our information table in the West Foyer, join us for the singing of songs during our end of month Candle Light Vigil, participate in our purple hands project, taking a moment of silence as you view our purple lights. Finally, we are requesting that you choose one day during the month of October to wear a piece of purple clothing in remembrance of all victims.