Cobb County District Attorney Flynn D. Broady Jr. announced a donation from the Georgia Power Foundation in the amount of $35,000 will go towards the strategic planning of Cobb County’s Family Justice Center.

Through the collaborative work and partnership with the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office, Family Justice Center site coordinator TaNesha McAuley, Georgia Power regional director Britt Fleck and CEO of LiveSafe Resources Inc. Tracey Atwater this charitable gift was made possible.

Georgia Power, along with the Georgia Power Foundation, have committed to invest $87 million throughout 2021-2025 to continue advancing racial equity and social justice efforts in Georgia. This funding will support initiatives focused on education equity, criminal justice equity, economic empowerment and energy justice. The company’s investment is part of the overall commitment by Southern Company and its charitable foundations to invest a combined $225 million over five years to support these efforts. This financial commitment is a key component of Southern Company’s Moving to Racial Equity framework to help guide and further define its actions and commitments around racial equity work.

“At Georgia Power, we believe in the importance of supporting our communities and our neighbors with the resources they need to thrive and provide a safe and successful future for themselves and their families,” said Britt Fleck, regional director at Georgia Power. “We are proud for our Foundation to support the creation of the Cobb County Family Justice Center, where they will support victims and survivors with the tools needed to make a difference in their lives.”

The planning for a Family Justice Center, a public safety model that serves as a one-stop shop for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse and human trafficking, is Cobb County’s commitment to bringing hope and restorative justice to victims. The funding provided by Georgia Power will support the two-day Strategic Planning process early next year.

The entire community will be invited to participate in the planning process.

District Attorney Broady emphasized the impact this funding will have for Cobb County.

“We are thankful for the generosity and commitment of Georgia Power and the Southern Company to our community,” Broady said. “Addressing the trauma for victims and survivors of these horrific crimes, requires the collaborative work of our community partners. I am encouraged the Family Justice Center will foster this collaboration and let victims and survivors know they are not alone, and we as a community stand with them.”

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