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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Hillsboro Police invites you to join us in raising awareness and extending hope.

Post Date:09/28/2018 11:30 am

DVRT clotheslineIn October, the Hillsboro Police Department Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) will raise awareness and stand in solidarity with victims, survivors and their loved ones through a variety of community workshops, art installments, and a powerful candlelight vigil.

Domestic violence affects one in three people—women and men—during their lifetimes.  Since 2010, there have been more than 300 domestic violence related deaths in Oregon of men, women, children and pets. 

Every nine seconds a woman is physically abused by someone she loves; every 38 seconds a man becomes the victim of domestic violence.  It does not discriminate against age, sexual orientation, gender, socio-economic status, or race.

DVRT invites those in the community to take part in Domestic Violence Awareness Month as an opportunity to raise awareness and extend hope. 

Advocating for Domestic Violence Survivors - Recruitment is Now Open!

Domestic Violence Response Team advocates are volunteers who provide on-scene crisis support, information and referrals to community resources, as well as education about the civil and criminal justice systems, and safety planning for survivors. 

The advocates are trained and work closely with police officers, the District Attorney’s Office and local victim resource groups.

If you or someone you know might be interested in volunteering with the Domestic Violence Response Team, go to for more information and an application.  Recruitment ends October 9.

Community Events

  • Tuesday, October 2 – The City of Hillsboro Proclamation
    • Location: Civic Center, 150 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123
    • Time – 7:00 pm


  • Wednesday, October 3 – National Coffee With a Cop: Join Hillsboro Police, Beaverton Police and Washington County Sheriff’s Office
    • Location – Peet’s Coffee, 19250 NW Cornell Road, Hillsboro, OR 97124
    • Time – Drop by anytime between 7:00 am – 11:00 am


  • Wednesday, October 3 – The Clothesline Project Workshop
    • Location – Shute Park Library, 775 SE 10th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97123
    • Time – 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm


  • Sunday, October 7 – Community Art Project
    • Location – Sunday Orenco Farmers’ Market
    • Time – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


  • Tuesday, October 16 – The Clothesline Project Display
    • Location – Hillsboro Civic Center, 150 East Main Street, Hillsboro, OR 97123
    • Time – The t-shirt art will be displayed from 11:00 am – 7:30 pm


  • Thursday, October 25 – National Wear Purple Day “Purple Thursday”
    • Purple is the color for Domestic Violence Awareness. Stand in solidarity with victims and survivors by wearing purple.


  • Tuesday, November 6 – The Clothesline Project Display
    • Location – Walters Cultural Arts Center, 527 East Main Street, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
    • Time – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 9 – Remembrance and Vigil for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Violence

    Join us during our memorial and moment of silence to remember our community members we have lost during the past year. There will be amazing speakers, moving art, and a chance to stand in solidarity with those affected by domestic violence.

    Domestic violence has devastating consequences on people regardless of sex, age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or nationality.

    • Location – Washington County Courthouse Lawn, 145 NE 2nd Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97124
    • Time – 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm


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