Posted on: October 12, 2017

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month


The Apache Junction Police Department reminds everyone that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Oct. 3, Chief of Police Thomas E. Kelly and Executive Director Dorian Townsend of the Community Alliance Against Family Abuse (CAAFA) accepted a City Council proclamation as such. This will kick off the community’s effort to prevent violence before it occurs.

CAAFA will be hosting several events throughout the month into early November.

CAAFA is a community partner of the City of Apache Junction in providing services that include advocacy, education and other types of support for victims of violent crimes. They are located at 879 N. Plaza Dr., #101D, Apache Junction. Their telephone number is (480) 982-0205 or the Crisis Line is (480) 982-0196.

Tips for violence prevention:

  • Talk with family members about ways to settle disagreements
  • If guns in are the home, discuss safe handling and storage
  • Get to know your neighbors
  • Agree how to guide your children if an argument occurs
  • Work with police, schools and other community groups for larger concerns
The Police Department has investigated 1,654 cases of domestic violence over the past five years.
This is an average of 331cases per year.
Year Cases investigated
2012 388

2013 313

2014 299

2015 314

2016 340


Please join us this month to take a stand EVERY month against violence. Together we can make a difference, stop the violence!

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