Local task force among 18 to receive Verizon grant money
by Emily Boorstein
June 29, 2014 11:52 PM | 2334 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print

MARIETTA — The Cobb County Domestic Violence Task Force was one of 18 such agencies in the state to receive grant money.

Verizon Wireless and the Georgia Commission on Family Violence recently gave a total of $14,000 to the task forces, which will be used for a range of items, from paying for a candlelight vigil for domestic abuse victims to posting information about abuse in public areas of a courthouse.

Cobb’s portion of the grant money will go toward training law enforcement personnel.

The Georgia Commission on Family Violence says at least 1,300 Georgians lost their lives to domestic violence in the last 10 years. In 2013 alone, almost 59,000 of the state’s citizens called into the crisis lines of certified domestic violence agencies, according to the commission.

To learn more, visit www.gcfv.org.

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