DECATUR, GA –– The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office today made a donation to the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence (WRCDV) that could make a positive impact on the lives of domestic violence victims.
DeKalb Sheriff Melody M. Maddox presented 134 cell phones to WRCDV Director of Legal Services Ayonna Johnson.
“These cell phones were confiscated from incidents involving arrests, jail cell searches, and attempts to smuggle illegal materials into inmates at the DeKalb County Jail,” says Sheriff Maddox. “Our investigators have verified that none of the phones belong to anyone, nor are they needed in the prosecution of any case. Generally, they would be destroyed. But we are glad to be able to put them to better use in the community – to help keep domestic violence victims safe.”
The Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence is a local non-profit organization that has a mission to “create a society in which domestic violence no longer exists.” Services provided by the Center include a 24-hour domestic violence hotline, emergency safe house, transitional housing, legal advocacy, programming for children, support groups, community education, and more.
“We are grateful for Sheriff Maddox’s support of our mission,” said WRCDV Executive Director Jean Douglas. “Strong partnerships across DeKalb are essential in advancing our goal of ending family violence.”
Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence can be reached for services and support 24 hours, 7 days a week at 404-688-9436 or at www.wrcdv.org.