Courthouse dome goes purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 October 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – The top of the Orleans County Courthouse dome is shining purple this month for Domestic Violence Awareness Appreciation Month.

The County Legislature is urging the community to wear purple on Oct. 15 to show support for the issue.

The county’s domestic violence unit last year responded to 376 referrals, including a murder and attempted murder, county legislators said in issuing a proclamation declaring October to be “Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Orleans County.”