ATHENS - The Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV) presented its “Moving the Work Forward” to Project Safe during the annual family violence conference. Project Safe, Inc. was one of two domestic/family violence prevention partners honored with this award.

“Being recognized by the Georgia Commission on Family Violence is a great honor for Project Safe. It’s a tribute to our visionary board and staff who saw the need for the program years ago. Thanks to all of our staff members, interns and volunteers who do do the work of breaking silence every day,“ said Project Safe Executive Director Joan Prittie.

"The 2014 Fatality Review report indicated 50% of the domestic violence related homicide cases studied began their relationship with the person who killed them between the ages of 13-24. Reaching teen victims of dating or domestic violence can be challenging, but thanks to the efforts of Project Safe and the Northeast Georgia Council on Domestic Violence, strides are being made to meet the needs of teen victims," said GCFV Executive Director Jennifer Thomas.

This is the Commission’s twenty-first annual family violence conference. The event 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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