Flowers on the Pond

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Published October 3, 2022

By Chief Gary Batton


It’s October and there are a number of awareness issues this month, such as Head Start, Women’s Small Business, and Cybersecurity. However, I’d like to focus on Domestic Violence Awareness.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month was launched nationwide in October 1987 as a way to connect and unite individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues.

For the past 35 years, much progress has been made to support domestic violence victims and survivors, to hold abusers accountable, and to create and update legislation to further those goals.

The Choctaw Nation’s Children and Family Services provides quality, specialized services and resources that promote family strengths, stability and enhance the safety of victims of domestic violence, family violence or dating violence and their dependents.

We value faith, family, and culture and strive to help those victims of domestic violence. If you or someone you know needs assistance, I encourage you to contact 800-522-6170.

Yakoke and God bless!