Established in October 1981, Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) in October is a national campaign commemorating the victims of domestic violence while focusing on educating the public about domestic violence issues. The three main goals of DVAM are to:
- Remember and mourn the passing of those who died as a result of domestic violence
- Celebrate the lives of domestic violence survivors
- Continue to connect advocates with victims to get them support and to try to end the cycle of violence.