SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Local domestic violence survivors are getting a little extra help transitioning out of abusive relationships, thanks to a campaign launched by the Caddo District Attorney’s office last month that wrapped up Wednesday with a donation of supplies to Project Celebration.
The DA’S office launched the Purple Box Campaign in October as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
“Our goal is to keep survivors and their families safe,” said Caddo Parish District Attorney James Stewart. “We can’t just tell victims to leave abusive situations. We have to give victims the support they need to survive once they have left. Our Purple Box Campaign is our way of helping victims start a new chapter.”
D.A. personnel collected hundreds of items for local domestic violence survivors, including hygiene products, pajamas, household essentials and gift cards. The office delivered the collected goods to Project Celebration, the advocacy organization that assists domestic violence victims with safety planning, protective orders, shelter and transportation.
“All of those things are needed for survivors who have managed to escape their abusive relationship and they are trying to start a new chapter in their lives,” said Britney Green, who heads up the unit tasked with helping victims of domestic violence for the D.A.’s office.
Project Celebration covers a seven parish area and accepts donations year-round for survivors.