ATHENS - The Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV) presented its “Task Force of the Year Award” to the Conasauga Family Violence Alliance during the commission’s annual family violence conference.

“We do this because our mission is to end domestic violence through coordinated community response, community education, effective services to victims, and promotion of accountability for abusers. We want to follow the recommendations gained from reviewing the lives we have lost to prevent the loss of future lives,” said Conasauga Family Violence Alliance Executive Director Marcy Muller.

The “Task Force of the Year Award” is presented to a Family Violence Task Force that is implementing a Coordinated Community Response in an effort to increase victim safety and offender accountability.

"The Conasauga Family Violence Alliance has been working to address family violence in their community for over 15 years. Their willingness to work collaboratively to address family violence is inspiring and serves as a model for other communities across Georgia," said GCFV Executive Director Jennifer Thomas.

This is the commission’s twenty-first annual family violence conference. The conference was held at the Classic Center in Athens, Georgia. The theme of this year’s conference was Addressing Domestic Violence in the 21st Century: Where do we go from here? Over 350 local and national community stakeholders including: judges, prosecutors, law enforcement, advocates, survivors, faith leaders, counselors and community members participated in the event.

The Georgia Commission on Family Violence was created in 1992 by the Georgia General Assembly. The Commission is charged with the development of a comprehensive state plan for ending family violence in Georgia.

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