The Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV) presented its Task Force of The Year Award to the Hall County Domestic Violence Task Force at the 28th Annual Family Violence Conference.

The Gwinnett County Family Violence Task Force is made up of representatives from criminal justice, the courts, prosecution, law enforcement, parole, probation, faith, mental health, health care, education, social services, businesses, survivors, civic groups and other interested citizens. The Task Force extends an open invitation to the community stakeholders to partner and collaborate to stop all forms of violence in the community. 

The Task Force’s mission is to provide a coordinated response to meet the needs of persons affected by domestic violence which will promote effective intervention, enhance victim safety, and ensure offender accountability. They have a vision to have healthy and strong residents and families in Gwinnett County through a comprehensive, collaborative, community effort. The Task Force is focused on two major objectives: To increase the reported cases of family violence, and to decrease the actual cases of family violence in the community.

Family Violence Task Forces are multidisciplinary community groups (government agencies, community-based agencies, survivors of family violence, concerned community members and professionals) whose focus is on increasing victim safety and offender accountability through coordinating local services and effecting change through creating a coordinated community response to domestic violence.

The Commission’s 28th annual Family Violence Conference was held in Athens. The theme of this year’s conference was “Widening the Lens: An Inclusive Response to Family Violence”. More than 650 local and national stakeholders attended the virtual conference, including judges, prosecutors, law enforcement, advocates, survivors, faith leaders, counselors and community members.

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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