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For Immediate Release

Contact: Maddie Gardner
Marketing & Communications Manager
P 801.674.2909 |


Mayor Mendenhall & SLC Police Chief Mike Brown Will Plant Daffodils To Honor Lives Lost to Domestic Violence

What: October 18th through 24th is Week Without Violence, YWCA Utah’s annual campaign to end-gender based violence. Alongside the Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center at the YWCA, Mayor Mendenhall and SLC Police Chief Mike Brown will plant daffodils honoring those who lost their lives to domestic violence in Utah last year.
Since 2000, 42% of adult homicides in Utah were domestic-violence related, and a firearm was a weapon in 59% of those cases1. We know that domestic violence crimes escalate in nature, and without intervention, can be lethal for victims of domestic violence.

Who: YWCA Utah, Salt Lake City Police, and the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office will speak to raise awareness about the devastating effects of domestic violence on our communities, and call for continued collaboration with agencies to keep victims safe.

When: Wednesday, October 21st from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Where: Salt Lake City Public Safety Building, Bronze Hand Sculpture, 475 S 300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Media Ops: There will be a short press conference featuring Mayor Erin Mendenhall, Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown, & Salt Lake Area Family Justice Center Communications Manager Maddie Gardner.

About YWCA Utah

YWCA Utah advances the well-being of women in Utah through safety, opportunity, and advocacy. Since 1906 the YWCA has designed its work to encourage women’s aspirations, protect and promote their rights, and meet their changing needs. The YWCA’s enduring belief has been that better lives for all women lead to stronger families, communities, and societies. For comprehensive information about this important work, go to