Millman Coordinates Donations for Victims of Domestic Violence
December 14, 2009
Brooklyn – Again this year, Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman and Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes teamed up to collect donations for victims of domestic violence and their families served by the Family Justice Center. Assemblywoman Millman’s office was one of the collection sites for the drive which began in November. Suggested donations not only included food, but also shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, diapers and baby food. “I am humbled by the outpouring of donations this year, and thank neighborhood residents for their generosity,” said Millman. “This wonderful program, made possible by District Attorney Hynes, intervenes to help domestic violence victims and their families. It is a model that should be emulated throughout the country as an effective way of combating domestic violence.” The Family Justice Center offers a wide variety of services to victims of domestic violence in the areas of housing, public assistance, criminal justice and counseling. Providing these services all under one roof ensures that domestic violence victims only have to visit one office. The center employs 151 individuals from city and state agencies, universities and community and religious organizations.