Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Domestic & Sexual Violence

Governor Doug Ducey Recognizes October 2020 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

The Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) is committed to supporting services for victims and families that have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence. Through a trauma-informed lens, we develop and implement numerous grant funding opportunities, training, outreach, and prevention efforts that strengthen our communities and connect Arizonans to critical resources.

Domestic violence does not discriminate. It is an issue affecting Arizonans in all communities, regardless of age, race, gender, economic status, religion, nationality, or educational background. In fact, twenty-four people in the United States are victims of intimate partner violence every minute.

Together, we can enhance education, prevention and intervention efforts around domestic violence and support organizations and individuals who provide advocacy efforts, services, and assistance to victims. Everyone deserves to be safe at home. Together, we can end domestic violence in Arizona.

Click Here for Domestic & Sexual Assault Resources 

Lighting AZ Purple

This October, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we will continue to prioritize the safety and security of all Arizonans and bring awareness to this important issue. This year marks the sixth annual Lighting Arizona Purple campaign. The campaign provides an opportunity to support victims, connect families and communities with essential resources, and encourage Arizonans to end domestic violence in Arizona. 

Due to current circumstances, and to ensure the safety of participants, the Governor’s Office will be engaging community members and stakeholders through a virtual campaign that will include social media and webinars. Join us in raising awareness about domestic violence by lighting your homes, businesses and places of worship purple this October. You can find additional #LightingAZPurple resources below.

Webinar Series

Starting October 2020, the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) will be engaging community members and stakeholders through a webinar series that focuses on educating participants about domestic and family violence and connects Arizonans to critical resources and support.

October 2020: Domestic Violence Dynamics and the Impact on Children

Domestic Violence Dynamics and the Impact on Children

November 2020: Best Practices at Arizona Children and Family Advocacy Centers

Best Practices at Arizona Family Advocacy Centers

January 2021: Domestic Violence in Indigenous Communities

Domestic Violence in Indigenous Communities


The following grants support domestic violence awareness and prevention efforts and strengthen victim services: 

Arizona Governor's Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women

The Governor's Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women seeks to unite and enhance statewide efforts to prevent and end domestic and sexual violence.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Spotlight Series

Childhelp - Gila County
Gila and Navajo County

Childhelp - Gila County is a mobile advocacy center that provides crisis intervention, child abuse prevention, and Mandatory Reporter Training services through partner agency collaboration to Gila County families and the neighboring tribal communities of San Carlos Apache and White Mountain Apache. In addition, they also facilitate the Gila County Child and Parent Enrichment (CAPE) Council, focusing on providing support and further education to parents/caregivers and professionals.

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