With the help of the community, domestic violence is no longer the leading cause of homicide in Fairfax County. This is a great accomplishment, as well as a testament to the strength of both the community and the county in informing our neighbors of this troubling issue and combatting it wherever possible. However, despite this tremendous progress, much work still needs to be done to eliminate the presence of domestic violence in the County.
Each year, I host an event to help spread awareness of domestic violence during October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month nationwide, and especially so here in Fairfax County. This event invites community members, neighborhood leaders, and county officials to come together and learn about the progress, strategy, and future plans of fighting domestic violence in Fairfax County. We will be gathering at Chuy’s restaurant, 11219 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, Tel: 703- 364-5933 on Oct. 26 at 4:30 p.m. for this event. Refreshments will be served, and this is a great opportunity to get together with your neighbors while also learning more about domestic violence.
All are welcome to come out and enjoy good food, good company, and to hear more about this issue and what is being done to prevent it. We look forward to seeing you there.