October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, along with all of the members of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, are committed to bringing an end domestic violence.

Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. It’s not just punches and black eyes -- it’s yelling, humiliation, stalking, manipulation, coercion, threats and isolation. It’s stealing a paycheck, keeping tabs online, non-stop texting, constant use the silent treatment, or calling someone stupid so often they believe it.

We arranged vehicles from the Sheriff’s Office in the form of a ribbon, draped in purple to support victims, survivors and families that have been affected by domestic violence.

Thank you to BNY Mellon (Oriskany Office) for the use of their parking lot for this photo.