Jolly Old St. Nick made an early visit to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office to meet with the Santa Sheriff’s Program Director Deputy Brian Keis to discuss the growing need for area families in the 2012 giving season. He was pleased to find that efforts have been ongoing this year with monthly raffle baskets and that letters will be going out to area businesses seeking local support through monetary donations. These donations will help the program purchase gifts for families in the community.
October is 2012 National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Cattaraugus County Sheriff Timothy S. Whitcomb Promotes Two Victim Notification Programs for Domestic Violence Victims
Little Valley, NY - According to the U.S. Department of Justice, about 1.3 million women are victimized by domestic violence every year. Here in Cattaraugus County, over 500 women and children are victimized yearly.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (NDVAM), a time for law enforcement agencies, victim assistance organizations and community leaders to work jointly to generate greater public awareness about domestic violence, prevention strategies and effective responses for victims.