Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Public Awareness

Shine the Light on Domestic Violence: Go Purple

This year marks the 10th anniversary of New York State’s Shine the Light on Domestic Violence campaign, coordinated annually by the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence.

Originally conceived in 2008 to raise awareness by illuminating buildings and other structures in purple light, the campaign has evolved as New Yorkers embraced it by using purple in every way imaginable. This creativity has expanded the campaign’s reach and a decade later, communities statewide turn purple every October, prompting conversation, raising awareness and showing support for victims and survivors.

Turn NYS State Purple Campaign

Questions? Ideas? Email them to opdvpurple@opdv.ny.gov

Shine the Light Highlights 2008 – 2016  

2016: Facebook Gallery / Press Release
2015: Facebook Gallery / Press Release
2014: Facebook Gallery / Press Release
2013: Facebook Gallery / Press Release
2012: Facebook Gallery / Press Release
2011: Facebook Gallery / Press Release
2010: Facebook Gallery / Press Release
2009: Photo Gallery / Press Release
2008: Photo Gallery / Press Release