Drive to bring awareness to National Crime Victims’ Rights Week & Child Abuse Prevention Month
DECATUR, Ga. (April 2, 2018) – The DeKalb County Solicitor-General, Donna Coleman-Stribling, is partnering with the Decatur Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. to host a toiletry drive for CHRIS 180, Inc. Throughout April, which is recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month, both organizations are accepting toiletry donations to assist youth living in CHRIS 180 facilities.
CHRIS 180 is a DeKalb County non-profit organization that supports abused children in foster care by providing counseling, shelter, adoption services, and a transitioning program for youth who have aged out of the foster system.
On Saturday, May 5, in recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and Child Abuse Prevention Month, Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling will work with teen volunteers to assemble the hygiene gift packs that go into “Welcome Kits” that CHRIS 180 provides to youth when they first arrive. The focus of the drive is provide the youth with the toiletries that are essential but often overlooked.
“Young people are our community’s future, so it’s important we help them in any way possible,” said Solicitor-General Coleman-Stribling.
Items needed include:
- Hair brushes
- Bath Sponges
Beginning today, collection baskets are located at:
- The Office of the Solicitor-General
- The Office of the District Attorney
- The Clerk of Superior Court
- State Court Probation
- Sheriff’s Office Headquarters
- The Marshal’s Office
- DeKalb County Police Department – East Precinct
- DeKalb County Police Department – South Precinct
Donations will be accepted through April 27. Join the Office of the DeKalb County Solicitor-General in helping to make a difference in the lives of these young people.
For more information on the Quality of Life Unit, please visit our site at www.DeKalbSolicitorGeneral.com
The Office of the DeKalb County Solicitor-General, led by Donna Coleman-Stribling, prosecutes criminal misdemeanor offenses filed in the State Court of DeKalb County. These crimes generally include domestic violence, elder abuse, cruelty to children, vehicular homicide, drunk driving, stalking and harassment, trespassing, and animal cruelty. The Solicitor-General’s Office handles more than 13,000 cases annually and consists of a staff of attorneys, investigators, victim-witness advocates, community prosecutor, legal secretaries, and a communications director. The Office prides itself on the professional and impartial prosecution of crimes while working closely with police and members of the community to develop strategies to prevent crimes before they occur. Stay informed by following us on Facebook and Twitter.