DA INVESTIGATOR SLATED FOR STATEWIDE HONOR
“Gender Justice Award” Highlights Domestic Violence
Decatur, Ga. A DeKalb County District Attorney Investigator is scheduled to receive top honors for her work in the domestic violence arena. The Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV) will present Investigator Jennifer Waindle with the “Gender Justice Award” during its 23rdannual Statewide Family Violence Conference in Athens, Georgia next week. The conference begins Sunday, September 10th and continues through Wednesday, September 13th.
The Gender Justice Award is presented to “leaders in social justice who work for the betterment of women in Georgia. Recipients of this award are chosen based on their history of increasing safety for victims and survivors of domestic violence, enhancing accountability of batterers, and making systemic changes to laws in Georgia---in an effort to eliminate gender inequality.”
In 2014, Investigator Waindle implemented the first formal firearms protocol in the State of Georgia on a misdemeanor level aimed at retrieving firearms from probationers and enforcing the federal firearms ban for persons convicted of family violence offenses. Investigator Waindle has also designed and implemented policies and procedures related to the monitoring of high risk domestic violence probationers.
Prior to her employment with the Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney in 2017, Investigator Waindle worked as a supervisor for DeKalb County State Court Probation where she was responsible for overseeing the policies and practices of a specialized unit focused on enhanced victim safety and defendant accountability.
Investigator Waindle is currently assigned to the Trial Division of the District Attorney’s Office to which she brings her unique set of skills and expertise. She continues to conduct DV-related trainings for various agencies across Georgia.
District Attorney Boston says Investigator Waindle is an asset to her Office. “We are so proud of Jennifer and her accomplishments. This award is a reflection of her passion and commitment to the victims and survivors for whom we advocate,” said Boston. “We are fortunate to have her on our team and look forwarding to applauding and supporting her as she receives this special recognition.”
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.