The 79th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is speaking out to the local community about Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Most of us know October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but the District Attorney’s Office wants to address issues on domestic violence that affect our local community. Domestic violence is an issue that affects many people as they have either been involved in domestic violence or known someone who has. The County Attorney's Office is actively involved in the campaign, because they issue protective orders; both prosecuting entities deal with criminal cases involving domestic abuse. Unfortunately, the prosecution of domestic violence cases is often complicated because of several factors. Intimidation and manipulation instilled in the victim by the perpetrator, usually a relative, lead to the victim wanting to drop charges and not participate in the prosecution of the case. Today, and every day, prosecutors in Jim Wells County invite all individuals, businesses, school organizations, law enforcement agencies and others to show their support for victims and survivors by taking a stand against domestic violence. Recognize it! Report it! Prevent it! End it!