Inmates and Staff Participate in Clothesline Project for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, women in the Alexandria Adult Detention Center are participating in the Clothesline Project, which provides a way for women impacted by violence to express their emotions by decorating a t-shirt.
Inmate classification and mental health counselors worked with the women as they decorated the shirts with messages and symbols (right). Then Inmate Services staff hung up the shirts (below) at the public entrance to the Adult Detention Center as testimony to the problem of violence against women. The shirts will remain on display through the end of October.
One in four women in the U.S. experiences violence by a partner at some point in their life. If you need help in Alexandria or know someone who does, call 703.746.4911 or visit alexandriava.gov/DomesticViolence for more information.