Mayor's March Against Domestic Violence

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Mayor's March Against Domestic Violence

Time & Location

Oct 06, 2019, 12:00 PM
Rockford City Hall, 425 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104, USA

About The Event

Mayor Tom McNamara announced that the second annual Mayor’s March Against Domestic Violence will be held on Sunday, October 6, at noon.

To access services they need, survivors of domestic violence are required to travel throughout Winnebago County to dozens of locations. The two-mile march will begin at City Hall and will stop at several of those places to show part of the path a survivor must travel to receive help. The event will end at the City Market Pavilion where there will be family-friendly activities.

Last year, Mayor McNamara created the Mayor’s Office of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Prevention to coordinate city efforts and comprehensively tackle the problems of domestic violence and human trafficking.

According to the Rockford Police Department:

• In 2018, 35% of Rockford’s violent crime was domestic related. • 75% of juveniles arrested for violent offenses in 2016 and 2017 either witnessed domestic violence in their homes or were victims themselves.

The Mayor’s March is sponsored by the City of Rockford, the Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council and WREX-TV.

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