October is Domestic Violence Month

Weekly Tip: October is Domestic Violence Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month occurs during the month of October of every year and is sponsored and managed nationally by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). NOVA’s Sexual Assault Services (SAS) is sponsoring The Clothesline Project at 3 of our campuses this month to honor survivors of sexual and domestic violence. During this month, many participants wear the color purple as a representation of their efforts to help fight against and end domestic violence. Domestic violence is pervasive and may be life-threatening, affecting millions of individuals across our nation regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, or education.
What can you do if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence?
• It is important to seek support to understand what your options are and talk about how the incident(s) impacted you. Contact NOVA’s Sexual Assault Services (SAS) by calling or texting 703.338.0834 (24 hours a day) or email nova.sas@nvcc.edu to receive support. Domestic Violence is a crime and against the NOVA Code of Student Conduct. For more information on NOVA’s obligation under Title IX to address instances of domestic violence, see the Title IX Policy on Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking.
• You may make a NOVACares report to request assistance at https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?NorthernVirginiaCC. In an emergency, call 911.