Teton County Victim Services is excited to announce our upcoming Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Victim Services is being joined by Jackson Police Department, Teton County Sheriff's Office, Grand Teton National Park Rangers, Teton County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Jackson Municipal Court, U.S. Attorney's Office (Teton County Region), Teton County Commissioners, and The Jackson Town council in wearing domestic violence ribbon pins throughout the month of October. These pins demonstrate the commitment of these organizations to helping victims of domestic violence. On October 1, at 9am, the Teton County Commissioners will be reading a proclamation declaring October Domestic Violence Awareness month in Teton County. On October 7th at 1pm, the Jackson Town Council will be reading a proclamation declaring October Domestic Violence Awareness month in the Town of Jackson.
Each year the U.S. Department of Justice estimates that one million women are victimized by domestic violence, with less than half of all such crimes actually thought to be reported. In this past year, 1,868 incidents of domestic violence were reported in Wyoming. However, this data reflects that only 9 cases were reported within Teton County. As Service providers we know that this is severely under-reported and under-recognized as a serious problem.