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9/27/2007 - Mayor Proclaims Domestic Violence Awareness Month

   Office of the Mayor
Phone: (660) 827-3000
1 p.m. CDT, September 27, 2007


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Sedalia

(SEDALIA, MISSOURI) : Mayor Bob Wasson issued a proclamation today at City Hall designating October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

"WHEREAS: Domestic violence is a serious crime that affects people of all races, ages, income levels, and sexes; and

WHEREAS: The crime of domestic violence violates an individual’s privacy, dignity, security, and humanity, due to the systematic use of physical, emotional, sexual, psychological, and economical control or abuse; and

WHEREAS: In our country, more than four persons are murdered by their intimate partners everyday, and approximately one million incidents of domestic violence are reported in the United States annually; and

WHEREAS: One in ten teenagers will experience some form of physical abuse in their dating relationships, and children who grow up in violent homes are more likely to learn violent behaviors; and

WHEREAS: Domestic violence costs the nation billions of dollars annually in medical expense, police and court costs, shelters and foster care, sick leave, absenteeism, and non-productivity; and

WHEREAS: Only a coordinated community effort will put a stop to this heinous crime;

NOW THEREFORE, I, Bob Wasson, Mayor of the City of Sedalia, do hereby proclaim the month of October to be “DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH” and urge all citizens to actively participate in the scheduled events and programs held to increase awareness, reduce the impact, and demonstrate their desire to stop domestic violence against men, women, and children in our community."


Mayor Bob Wasson signs Spouse Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation. 

Standing behind the Mayor are Jenny Carl, Citizens Against Spouse Abuse (CASA) board member; Sedalia Police Chief John DeGonia, Rachel Fletcher, CASA volunteer and training coordinator; and Amber Scott, CASA executive director.  

Photo Credit : Randy Kirby
Photo Date : 09/27/2007

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