BRADENTON, Fla. — October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is acknowledging the month by collecting and contributing books to benefit children visiting its Violence Protection division. Staff will also wear purple ribbons to help raise awareness.
Donations to the book drive can be made to the Violence Protection division inside the Manatee County courthouse or at any of the Manatee County Clerk of Court’s historical sites, including the Florida Maritime Museum, Manatee County Agricultural Museum, Manatee County Historical Records Library, Manatee Village Historical Park and Palmetto Historical Park.
The Violence Protection division is available to provide information to all parties involved with the injunction for protection process, which is commonly referred to as restraining orders. For more information, call 941-741-4024 or visit www.manateeclerk.com. The 24-hour Florida Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached by calling 1-800-500-1119.
About the Manatee County Clerk of the Court
The Florida Constitution established the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller as a public trustee, independently elected to protect public funds and public records while executing the functions of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Comptroller, Treasurer and Auditor, Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners and County Recorder. Located at 1115 Manatee Ave. W. in Bradenton, the Clerk oversees a staff of more than 275 people, responsible for performing nearly 1,000 constitutional or statutory functions or duties, representing the broadest and most diverse mantle of responsibility of any locally elected official. The citizens of Manatee County elect the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller to a four-year term. Currently, Angelina M. Colonneso serves as the Clerk of the Court. For more information, call 941-749-1800 or visit www.ManateeClerk.com.