Vanessa L. Gibson Credit: Campaign photo

Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson joined domestic violence survivors, advocates, and community partners to officially announce the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the Bronx and to announce the relaunch of the Domestic Violence Advisory Council.

According to the NYPD’s Domestic Violence Report released in 2021, from 2015 to 2020, eight out of the top 15 Community Boards with the highest rates of intimate partner homicides citywide were from the Bronx. Bronx Community Boards 3 and 6 combined caused concern with data showing 17 intimate partner homicides in neighborhoods that include Claremont, Crotona Park, Melrose, Morrisania, Bathgate, and Belmont.

Gibson outlined the goal of the Advisory Council, as well as announced a calendar of domestic violence related events from the borough president’s office for the month of October.

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