ATHENS - The Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV) presented its ‘Task Force of The Year Award’ to The Domestic Roundtable, Inc. at the 23rd Annual Family Violence Conference at the Classic Center in Athens, Ga.

GCFV Executive Director Jennifer Thomas said: “The Commission is pleased to recognize The Domestic Violence Roundtable, Inc. as ‘Task Force of the Year’ for their work in creating a coordinated community response to domestic violence in Columbus, Georgia. Their dedication to collaboration and addressing family violence in their community is inspiring and serves as a model for the state.”

The Domestic Roundtable Inc. said: "The eradication of domestic violence takes all of us. On behalf of the Domestic Violence Roundtable members and our collaborative partners, we say a colossal thank you. We will continue the mission of the DVR; to provide a coordinated community response to domestic violence through education, awareness, and support." - Marvin Broadwater, Sr. , Task Force Member, Former Vice Chairman, Domestic Violence Roundtable, Inc.

The Commission’s twenty-third annual family violence conference was held at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia on November 7-9, 2017. The theme of this year’s conference was Maintaining Our Momentum: Proven and Promising Practices to End Family Violence. Over 400 local and national community stakeholders including: judges, prosecutors, law enforcement, advocates, survivors, faith leaders, counselors and community members participated in the conference.

About GCFV: The Georgia Commission on Family Violence, created by The Georgia General Assembly in 1992, is charged with developing a comprehensive state plan for ending family violence in Georgia. If you or someone that you know is being impacted by domestic violence, call 1-800-334-2836 to speak with a domestic violence advocate.

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