Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney’s Office and Texas Office of Court Administration to host 7th Annual “Purple Day” press conference in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month


Domestic Violence Awareness Month commences with 7th Annual “Purple Day” press conference on Wednesday, October 6, from 10 a.m. to noon. Image for illustration purposes.
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EDINBURG, Texas – The Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, in collaboration with the Texas Office of Court Administration, Texas Council on Family Violence, Mujeres Unidas, and all law enforcement agencies at the municipal, county, and state level will commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month with the 7th Annual “Purple Day” press conference on Wednesday, October 6, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Due to COVID-19 and in accordance with the recommended CDC social distancing guidelines, the District Attorney’s Office will host the annual press conference at the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court Room located at 100 E. Cano Street in Edinburg. The press conference will be live streamed on the Hidalgo County website (www.hidalgocounty.us/HClive) and via Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/HidalgoCounty).

The 7th Annual “Purple Day” Domestic Violence Awareness Event aims to provide prevention education to the general public regarding domestic violence. All agencies come together to reinforce collaborative efforts to memorialize victims that have lost their lives and provide support to the survivors of the horrific epidemic of domestic violence. Domestic Violence Training Attorney Kim Piechowiak will formally introduce a new tool on the website Protective Order Registry of Texas (PROTECT) for law enforcement and prosecution personnel.

The news conference will include comments from Criminal District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez, Jr.; along with Domestic Violence Unit Chief Amy Cantu and Victims Unit Director Sarina Scamardo of the Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney’s Office; Texas Office of Court Administration Domestic Violence Training Attorney Kim Piechowiak; Texas Council on Family Violence Director of Prevention Rita Flores; and Mujeres Unidas.

The event will be live streamed for the public. Participants are encouraged to wear purple in support of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

7th Annual “Purple Day” virtual press conference

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10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 6

Hidalgo County Commissioners Court Room – 100 E. Cano Street, Edinburg, TX 78539

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