DeKalb County Domestic Violence Task Force (DK DVTF)

The Dekalb County Domestic Violence Task Force (DK DVTF) is a not-for-profit that was established in the 1980s by Deborah McDorman, who was the coordinator of the Victim/Witness Assistance Program in the DeKalb County Solicitor-General’s Office, along with criminal justice professionals and representatives from community advocacy organizations. Its mission is to create safer communities through education and advocacy across all disciplines of faith, ethnicity, sexual orientation and ability. The DK DVTF meets quarterly.

The Deborah C. McDorman Flame Award was created to honor the memory of Ms. McDorman and her commitment to victims of crime. Award recipients are recognized for their efforts to end domestic violence by demonstrating leadership, character/ethics, innovation/creativity, and accomplishment.

Next Task Force Meeting:
TBD

2017 Meeting Schedule:
TBD

Recipients of Deborah McDorman Flame Award:

2014
Sherry Boston
DeKalb County Solicitor-General

2013
Chief Magistrate Court Judge Berryl Anderson and the DeKalb County Magistrate Court Judges

2012
Jennifer Stolarkski
DeKalb County Chief Assistant Solicitor-General

2011
Ayonna Johnson
Director of Legal Services
Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence

2010
Detective Marne Mercer, DV Unit
DeKalb Police Department

2009
Juana Perez, Women’s Advocate
Caminar Latino

2008  
Aparna Bhattacharyya, Executive Director
Raksha

2007 
Betsy Ramsey, Coordinator
Victim/Witness Assistance Program
Office of the DeKalb County Solicitor-General

2006   
Sgt. Jay Eisner , DV Unit
DeKalb County Police Dept

Lt. Billi Akins, DV Unit
DeKalb Sheriff’s Office

2005  
Kim Frndak, Community Outreach
Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence

2004  
Judge Charles Seeliger
DeKalb Superior Court

For additional information contact:

Rita Davis, Coordinator
Victim/Witness Assistance Program
Special Victims Unit
Office of the DeKalb County Solicitor-General
(404) 371-2567
Email: rddavis@dekalbcountyga.gov