Dept. Of Justice Adopts Two Families For Christmas

The V.I. Department of Justice partners regularly with the FRC on many programs. The FRC is a non-profit agency that assists victims of violent crime, families in crisis, domestic violence, and sexual assault. They offer counseling programs, a shelter, and more to clients.Employees demonstrate the spirit of giving by donating to 2 families.

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS– V.I. Attorney General Denise George is pleased to announce that the Department of Justice has once again adopted two families as a participant of the Adopt A Family program through the Family Resource Center. Employees purchased Christmas gifts and personal care items for the families and presented them to the Family Resource Center on Wednesday, December 23rd.

The V.I. Department of Justice partners regularly with the FRC on many programs. The FRC is a non-profit agency that assists victims of violent crime, families in crisis, domestic violence, and sexual assault. They offer counseling programs, a shelter, and more to clients.

Elma Braithwaite, DOJ Victim Services Coordinator said staff members are always willing to give. “We reached out to the staff and they were more than happy for the opportunity to participate. Last year we adopted one,

we are so excited that the Dept. of Justice has partnered with us once again and increased the donation to two families. We have several families we serve and around this time of year, we want to be able to give as much as possible. The need was bigger this year in light of the challenges many are facing”, said Vernon Araujo, Director of development for the Family Resource Center. Our clients, staff, and board members are very thankful, and the family is very happy to receive the gifts that will enable them to have a happy holiday.

Attorney General George said, “Christmas is all about giving. I am so proud that we have such a giving staff. This was again a great opportunity for our Department of Justice family to give to less fortunate families in our community for this Christmas season, and it was all made possible from their donations.”

The families consist of a single mother with a 9-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy and a single father with a 9-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy.


PRESS RELEASE

December 24, 2020

Sandra Goomansingh
Media Relations Director
(340)774-5666 ext. 10105
Email: Sandra.goomansingh@doj.vi.gov

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