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  Violence Prevention Coordinating Council (VPCC) Celebrates 30 Years

Nov 07, 2013 11:53 ET

Durham Regional Police joined the VPCC as they celebrated 30 years of advocacy work in Durham Region at the YWCA on Nov. 5. Ending violence against women has been the vision of the VPCC since 1983, when concerned agencies, organizations and individuals noticed an increased occurrence of violence and abuse against women and spurred a community response.

Emcee for the night, and past Steering Committee member, Inspector Eva Reti, along with Sergeant Debb Anderton and retired Sergeants Grant Arnold and Neil Bradley, congratulated the VPCC on the amazing contribution it has made to the community.

The celebration was attended by numerous past and present community members involved in the crusade to end violence against women and children.

Purple scarves, ribbons, lights and pendants were sold at the event to help raise awareness as November marks Woman Abuse Prevention Month.

For more information about the VPCC and the work being done in our community please visit their website

If you are involved in an abusive relationship, please reach out for help. The Assaulted Womens Helpline can be reached by calling 1-866-863-0511, and if you are in immediate danger, please call 911.

The DRPS Intimate Relationship Abuse Pamphlet, which includes an extensive list of resources in our community, is attached below.

Below are attached files.
cake thumb (JPG file, 33.4K bytes)
Intimate Partner Abuse Pamphlet (PDF file, 1,505.2K bytes)
Insp. Reti receives thanks from Mayor Henry  (JPG file, 112.0K bytes)
Highlighting the community partnerships (JPG file, 128.3K bytes)
Insp. Reti with retired Sgt. Arnold (JPG file, 140.5K bytes)
Retired Sgt. Bradley with Deborah Sinclair, of the Domestic Violence Death Review Committee (JPG file, 97.5K bytes)