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Douglasville, Ga - The employees of the Douglas County District Attorney's Office have proven that a little can go a long way.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is destroying the lives of many citizens in our community every day and the staff of the District Attorney's Office regularly encounters the devastation caused by domestic violence as they work to prosecute the offenders.
Almost a year ago, a group of legal staff assistants came up with a plan to work together to have an impact on our community beyond their daily efforts to stand up for domestic violence victims. They proposed an effort to District Attorney Brian Fortner, which he quickly approved. The effort would allow employees of the office to pay $2.00 to wear jeans on certain Fridays. The goal was to raise money for charities that assist victims of abuse. This week, that effort paid off as employees presented checks for $400 each to the Domestic Violence Task Force and to Share House. Those two organizations are true champions in the fight to end domestic violence. District Attorney Fortner said, "I am very proud of the employees in our office. Every single day they show their commitment to victims of crime in Douglas County. This was an effort that was completely driven by the employees themselves. Every dollar collected came out of their pockets. They proved that we can do a lot by working together. I am very thankful for their desire to serve our community."
Domestic violence is something that affects everyone in our society. People from every race, every religion, and every socioeconomic status are impacted. Statistics suggest that as many as 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men are impacted by domestic violence at some point in their lives. We must work together to raise awareness of the dangers of domestic violence and to support the victims who have suffered abuse. Please join the employees of the Douglas County District Attorney's Office in supporting local nonprofit organizations that serve victims of domestic violence.
For further information, you can contact Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner at 770-920-7292.