News Department

Warren County proclaims October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

WARREN COUNTY, NJ – The Warren County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed the month of October 2022 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and urged the community to work together to raise awareness of this important issue and support those who have been victimized.

The board presented the proclamation to Jill Zinckgraf, Executive Director of the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County (DASACC), at its October 12 meeting.

All three Commissioners expressed gratitude to DASACC for keeping the issue in the forefront and, as Commissioner Director Jason J. Sarnoski phrased it, “For being there in the hardest times in people’s lives.”

“Domestic violence is a very, very difficult thing to get out of, but Jill and her team manage to navigate those challenges,” Sarnoski said.

Zinckgraf reflected on having arrived at DASACC in Warren County nearly 10 years ago, when the agency served fewer than 400 people per year.

“Today we serve over 2,500 people,” Zinckgraf said. “It shows the community needed our help, and it is such a tremendous honor to serve the need.”

“Thank you for helping those that need a safe place to live, and for providing the tools they need to get out of these abusive relationships and move on with their lives,” said Lori Ciesla, Commissioner Deputy Director.

Commissioner James Kern said, “Talking about it is one of the most important parts in this fight; letting people know that they can feel comfortable and come forward, whether to local law enforcement, people in their community or reaching out to DASACC.”

Ciesla noted that the organization achieves “phenomenal” fundraising, and the community can help support sufferers of domestic violence by participating in a few upcoming events.

“We want people to know that these resources exist in Warren County,” Kern said. “DASACC continues to do very important work and we are honored to support them.”

For more information on the Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

Related Articles

Back to top button