When: Friday, Oct. 9, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
What: Domestic Violence – Keeping Victims Safe State and local leaders will gather Friday to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month and highlight a series of new protections to increase safety for victims. They will be joined by a survivor of domestic gun violence, as well as police officers from the City and County’s newly formed restraining order unit.
Recent state and local efforts to keep victims of domestic violence safe have focused on better enforcement of restraining orders; removing guns from domestic violence abusers; prohibiting anyone subject to a restraining order from possessing firearms or ammunition; expanding background checks on gun sales; and policies to enhance gun safety.
Where: The Gateway Center, 10305 E. Burnside St., Portland
Who: Mayor Charlie Hales, Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury, Senator Laurie Monnes-Anderson, House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson, Representative Ann Lininger, Representative Carla Piluso, Multnomah County Commissioner Judy Shiprack, City Commissioner Dan Saltzman, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill, and members of local law enforcement.