Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Task force and Weston teens spread the word

Teen PeaceWorks members Megan Richardson, left, and Gabby Gonzalez affix purple ribbons to a tree at the entrance of School Road as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Teen PeaceWorks members Megan Richardson, left, and Gabby Gonzalez affix purple ribbons to a tree at the entrance of School Road as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Weston Domestic Violence Task Force and local teens are doing what they can to raise awareness.

The task force is hosting a discussion of domestic violence and criminal and legal services on Friday, Oct. 5, at 9 a.m. in the Weston Town Hall Meeting Room with Carrie Bernier, director of court and legal advocacy with the Domestic Violence Crisis Center.

First Selectman Gayle Weinstein will be issuing a proclamation in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the discussion.

Members of Weston High School’s Teen PeaceWorks have wrapped purple ribbons around trees on School Road to symbolize the victims of domestic violence in Weston.

Faizaan Siddiqui and Michael Riley, members of Weston High School’s Teen PeaceWorks, wrap purple ribbons around a tree to symbolize one of the 10 domestic violence incidents reported to Weston police this past year.

Faizaan Siddiqui and Michael Riley, members of Weston High School’s Teen PeaceWorks, wrap purple ribbons around a tree to symbolize one of the 10 domestic violence incidents reported to Weston police this past year.

The teen group has also set up a collection bin at the Weston Public Library seeking donations from the public for the benefit of area safe houses where domestic violence victims may take refuge.

During the month of October, the group is asking for donations of household goods such as towels, pillows, sheets, cleaning products, pots and pans, and toiletries.

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