|AT&T Contributes $25,000 to Knoxville Family
8, 2007 - AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) - has announced a $25,000
contribution to the Knoxville-Knox County Family Justice Center to
support technology upgrades that will help the organization reach
and assist victims of domestic violence. Funds will be used for computers
and a software application that will help staff members of the center
to collect and manage client data as well as more efficiently refer
clients to partner agencies.
"The AT&T contribution will support the mission of the Knoxville-Knox
County Family Justice Center in providing victims of domestic abuse
with a single location to access advocacy and other services necessary
to build a future of choice, safety and opportunity," said Amy
Dilworth, executive director for the Justice Center. "This will
allow us to continue to provide services to clients in a more time-efficient
manner and eliminate barriers for victims of domestic violence."
The Justice Center represents a collaborative of more than 60 service
providers in the Knoxville/Knox County community that network to enhance
victim safety and to provide efficient services to victims of domestic
violence. Technological advances can support the mission by enhancing
communication between the 60-plus agencies in operational, technological
and administrative staff support.
"AT&T is certainly pleased to be part of the efforts of the
Justice Center," said Dennis Wagner, assistant vice president,
External Affairs-AT&T Tennessee. "Technology resources now
available to the staff will eliminate steps that victims might have
gone through before. Getting assistance as quickly and efficiently
as possible is the goal."
The Justice Center developed the application so that each partner
agency could share information in accordance with the protocols of
their agencies. The application will ensure the security, privacy
and integrity of victim information stored in computers and during
communication over public networks.
In a joint release from Knoxville City Mayor Bill Haslam and Knox
County Mayor Mike Ragsdale, they said: "We are so proud of the
Justice Center. The work that this staff performs makes a difference
in the victims' lives. The technology enhancements will make their
jobs easier, thus improving their service to those in need of assistance."
For more information about the Knoxville-Knox County Family Justice
Center, go to http://www.fjcknoxville.org.
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