Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Public Awareness

“Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” aka Turn the State Purple

Awareness ribbon displaying photos of buildings, structures, and people, from the 2009 Turn NYS State Purple Campaign

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Every October, OPDV works to “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” – a campaign to turn New York State purple to bring attention to the issue. Purple is the color chosen to help spread awareness of domestic violence. The campaign is a low- or no-cost way for organizations to show their support for ending violence against women.

Visit OPDV’s “Shine the Light” Toolkit to help you participate in this year’s “Shine the Light on Domestic Violence” campaign.

Photo Gallery

Participants: See the list of Purple Partners

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Press Release: October 2008

Please join us!

We hope you will participate this year. If you have any questions or suggestions, please send an e-mail. And be sure to send us your photos for inclusion in this year’s photo album