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File #: 20-1267    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/18/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/13/2020 Final action: 10/13/2020
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign a proclamation recognizing October 2020 as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in the County of El Dorado. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - 2020 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation, 10-13-2020, 2. Executed Proclamation Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Related files: 19-1535, 12-1186

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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign a proclamation recognizing October 2020 as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in the County of El Dorado.

 

FUNDING:  N/A

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:

Domestic violence is prevalent in every community, and affects people of all ages, socio-economic status, religion, race, sexual orientation or nationality. Frequently emotional abuse and controlling behavior are a component along with physical violence. Domestic violence can result in physical injury up to and including death. The long term effect of domestic violence and psychological trauma crosses generations. The County of El Dorado is fortunate to have two domestic violence shelters - The Center for Violence-Free Relationships and Live Violence Free. 

 

In recognition of these organizations’ good services and commitment to the community, the County proclaims October 2020 as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month.”

 

ALTERNATIVES:

The Board could decline to approve the Proclamation naming October as ““Domestic Violence Awareness Month.”

 

PRIOR BOARD ACTION:

1) 10-22-2019, File ID 19-1535, HHSA - October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

2) 10-01-2013, File ID 12-1186, BOS 10/1/13 Proclamation - October 2013 

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:

N/A

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION:

Approve as recommended.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

There are no costs associated with this recommendation.

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

Clerk of the Board to return one (1) fully signed Proclamation to HHSA Contracts Unit at 3057 Briw Road.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT:

County Strategic Goal: “Healthy Communities - Improved health, well-being and self-sufficiency of El Dorado County communities, residents, and visitors.”

 

CONTACT

Don Semon, Health and Human Services Agency Director