Office of the DeKalb County District Attorney

Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit

Sherry Boston, District Attorney

DA BOSTON NAMED 2018 "CHAMPION FOR CHANGE"

Award Recognizes Leadership, Domestic Violence

Prevention Efforts
Decatur, Ga.- DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston has been selected to receive the 2018 “Champion for Change” award presented by the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence (WRC).  Ms. Boston will be recognized during the 15th annual Champions for Change awards luncheon and silent auction sponsored by Southern Company, on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Georgia Aquarium.

 As a non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic violence, WRC chooses each year to recognize members of the Greater Atlanta community who work to advance that mission. DA Boston was selected for her leadership and commitment to ending domestic violence in Georgia. “It is an incredible honor to be recognized by our Women’s Resource Center partners in this manner,” said Boston. “WRC’s passion and commitment to domestic violence awareness and prevention has fueled my own advocacy in this arena. May our partnership continue to flourish in our fight against domestic violence. I am both humbled and inspired by this amazing award, and motivated to work even harder to eradicate this epidemic.” 

In addition to her continuous support of WRC, District Attorney Boston has also spearheaded important domestic violence-related initiatives in her own Office as well,  including the creation of an annual domestic violence symposium and resource fair titled, “Building Bridges, Making Connections: Coordinating a Community Response to Domestic Violence.” Boston also created the Love Run 5K, an annual fundraiser benefiting WRC. Additionally, DA Boston has been recognized by the local branch of the NAACP for her work promoting human welfare and social reform, and by the DeKalb County Domestic Violence Task Force for her dedication to fighting domestic violence in Georgia.

 The silent auction being held in conjunction with the Champions for Change awards luncheon begins at 11 a.m. Items for auction include luxury vacation packages, jewelry, event tickets, autographed sports memorabilia, gift certificates, and more. The luncheon begins at noon.  Individual tickets are available for $125.  Donations can also be made directly to Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. Members of the community may also bid on auction items online at www.501auctions.com/wrcdv  beginning on May 3, 2018.

 For more information on this event, or to purchase tickets, please call Women’s Resource Center at 404-370-7670, or visit them online at www.wrcdv.org

  About Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence

Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence has worked since 1986 to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the diverse community of battered women and their children with programs that promote safety, compassion, connection, advocacy, and prevention.  Services provided by the Center include a confidential safe house, a 24-hour hotline, legal advocacy, children’s programs, a violence-prevention summer camp, emergency financial assistance, financial education and fiscal trauma recovery, support groups, supervised visitation, and community education. Each year, more than 6,000 women turn to Women’s Resource Center for aid.  To learn more its programs and services, please visit www.wrcdv.org