On the first day of February 2017, City of Oxford Mayor, Jacqueline Sergent, accompanied by Kim Henley of Families Living Violence Free, signed the Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month Proclamation.
Since 2006, February has been observed as an important time to raise awareness about the serious issue of dating violence in high schools, colleges and communities across the nation.
In 2008, the US Senate unanimously approved S. Res. 710 declaring the first week of February as “National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Week,” and on January 25, 2010, the Senate expanded the observance by declaring the month of February as “National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month” (S. Res. 373). President Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation in 2011 for National Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month.