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File #: 21-1456    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/31/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action: 10/12/2021
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign a Proclamation recognizing October 2021 as “Domestic Violence Awareness Month” in the County of El Dorado. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - 2021 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation, 10-12-2021, 2. Executed 2021 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation, 10-12-2021
Related files: 12-1186, 19-1535, 20-1267
Title
Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign a Proclamation recognizing October 2021 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, affecting 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. Long-term societal effects of domestic violence and abuse contribute to increased medical cost burden, victims staying home from work or inability to hold a job, and lower wages resulting from diminished educational opportunities. The economic cost to government is estimated to be $55 billion annually (Western Case University 2018). To raise attention to this nationwide public health issue, demonstrate support for the two domestic violence shelters in the County, and to voice support for El Dorado residents impacted by this issue, HHSA recommends the Board adopt and authorize the Chair to sign a proclamation recognizing October 2021 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) 10-13-2020, File ID 20-1267, HHSA - Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation
2) 10-22-2019, File ID 19-1535, HHSA - October Domestic Violence Awareness Month
3) 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 is no financial impact associated with this item.

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS
Clerk of the Board to return the originally signed Proclamation to HHSA Contracts Unit, 3057 Briw Road.

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT:
County Strategic Goal: “Healthy Communities - Improved health, well-being and self...

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