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This month you might find a fire hydrant of a different color in your neighborhood. In an effort to bring awareness to domestic violence throughout Jefferson Country, the Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County has teamed up with the City of Watertown Water Department and Jefferson Community College to paint the hydrants purple. Purple is the color chosen to represent the fight against Domestic Violence.

Over the past twelve months, the Victims Assistance Center has served 1,040 clients of domestic violence, and 17,312 units of service were provided to domestic violence survivors in Jefferson County. One in four women in the U.S. reports experiencing violence by a current or former spouse or boyfriend at some point in her life. This campaign connects the community to bring about awareness and prevention. Being aware of the problem is the first step to doing something about domestic violence. It is likely that someone you know has been, or will be, a victim of domestic violence. Domestic Violence affects all of us women, men and children.

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