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On a beautiful fall day in 2012, over 1,500 people attended the third Taste of Georgetown supporting the Family Justice Center in Georgetown, South Carolina.

The Taste of Georgetown is a restaurant crawl format with the restaurants located along Front St. in Georgetown, SC and under a tent at Francis Marion Park also on Front St. Tickets were sold in advance and at the event for food samples from each of the 20 participating restaurants and service organizations.

In addition many retail shops offered discounted merchandise on the day of the event.

Fabulous bands, the Fourclosures and the Highliners, provided the entertainment.

The Taste of Georgetown is a fundraiser for the Family Justice Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing coordinated services and educational programs for victims of domestic violence. The Family Justice Center opened in January, 2011 and in the first two years the Center has provided services annually to approximately 350 victims of domestic violence. Obviously there is a critical need for this service and your attendance at the Taste of Georgetown helps to support this critical community service.
   Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another.
   The Family Justice Center model is based on the first Family Justice Center which opened in San Diego in 2002. Since that time over 50 family justice centers have opened nationwide.
The documented and published outcomes in the Family Justice Center model have included:
  • Reduced homicides
  • Increased community support services
  • Increased victim safety
  • Increased autonomy and empowerment for victims
  • Reduced fear and anxiety for victims and their children
  • Reduced recantation and minimization by victims
  • Increased prosecution of offenders
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    For further information contact
    The Family Justice Center 546-3926

     

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