The Klamath County District Attorney’s office routinely deals with the trauma and collateral consequences of the criminal actions of domestic violence in all of their forms, whether between intimate partners or a parent against a child, or an older child against an elderly parent. The negative impacts of the physical injuries caused are obvious, the injury inflicted on the psychological, emotional, financial and social level continues indefinitely and has wide-spread negative social consequences.
We encourage individuals who are witness to such events to report. Whether to law enforcement or social service agencies, these reports often begin a difficult process that allows victims to break free, families to change for the better and children to develop prosocial, healthy means of dealing with interfamilial and intimate partner conflicts.
During the month of October, our office along with Marta’s House, the Klamath Tribe, Kingsley Field, Hands are for Helping, Law Enforcement and other community partners will sponsor and/or participate in the following events:
Monday October 7th, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Klamath City Council, Marta’s House and the Klamath County District Attorneys’ office will present a Proclamation recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month to the City Council thereby recognizing domestic violence as a community concern needing public attention and involvement to resolve to zero.
Tuesday October 8th, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. at the Klamath County Commissioners, Marta’s House and the Klamath County District Attorneys’ office will present a Proclamation recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month to the BOCC thereby recognizing domestic violence as a community concern needing public attention and involvement to resolve to zero.
Saturday October 19th, 2019 at 2 p.m. Marta’s House and the 173rd Fighter Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response team and community supporters host Race to Zero, a 2K and 5K run/walk held to honor those who survive domestic violence and to promote an environment of healing and safety striving to reach a norm of zero domestic violence incidents. The event is held at Klamath Regional Airport, 3000 Airport Way, Klamath Falls, Oregon. Registration is FREE on line at https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=191754. Walk up registration and racer check in closes at 1:45 p.m.
Saturday October 24th, 2019 is Wear Purple Day to honor those who have survived domestic violence and encourage folks to speak out if they know of a friend, family member or fellow citizens suffering under circumstances of domestic violence.
Wednesday October 30th, 2019 at Veteran’s Park the District Attorney’s Office along with Marta’s House, the Klamath Tribe and other community partners will host Flowers on the Lake a vigil honoring survivors with music, speakers and the ceremonial act of participants silently releasing flowers upon the lake to honor survivors of domestic violence.
The Klamath County District Attorney’s office encourages citizens to participate at any and all of these events and to submit their own testimonies through our office Facebook page or the Face Book Page of Marta’s House. Knowing that others have experienced similar traumas encourages those currently suffering to step forward and change a dreadful dynamic.