|What's the story behind the purple ribbons on the little tree in the median at Pleasantville and Underhill Roads? there are 370 ribbons in all, each representing a Domestic Incident Report made to the police in
our communities - the Village of Briarcliff Manor, Town of Ossining, and Village of Ossining - during a 20 month period. the ribbons serve to remind everyone that domestic violence is happening in our neighbors' homes - and that help is available through a network of services.
Let's break the silence - for you or someone you know. For free, confidential information in English or Spanish, call 914/238-2800.
How to become involved: The next meeting of the Ossining/Briarcliff Manor Partnership for Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention is Tuesday, May 22, 9:30 am in the Community Room at the Town of Ossining Police Department, 507 North State Road, Briarcliff Manor. Or write: Ossining/Briarcliff Manor Partnership for Domestic Violence Awareness, c/o Northern Westchester shelter Attn: A. Naso-Nord, P.O. Box 203, Pleasantville, NY 10570.
The Purple Ribbon Campaign was launched by our elected officials, law enforcement leaders and community organizations last October. Mayor William Vescio was a keynote speaker at the event and was joined by other civic leaders. [Photo is courtesy of Freddy De Los Rios]