Domestic Abuse Alliance wins Mayor’s Pride Award 2022

The Domestic Abuse (DA) Alliance has been presented with a Mayor’s Pride Award 2022 held to celebrate extraordinary people and outstanding organisations that make a positive contribution to the local community.

On White Ribbon Day 2021 we projected a series of unfinished portraits onto St Albans Clock Tower to commemorate the women whose lives were cut short by abuse. Digital artist Holly Ringrose drew each woman for one minute for every year of their life. The incomplete portraits represent that these women were never allowed to live their full lives.

This event left a lasting impression on St Albans Mayor Edgar Hill who presented a Special Recognition Award to members of the DA Alliance team at a ceremony held at St Michael’s Manor on Tuesday 29th March.

DA Alliance Director of Partnership and Communication Razi Hassan said: “We are incredibly proud to receive the Mayor’s Pride Award in recognition of the vital legal lifeline we provide to victims of domestic abuse. In the last year we have received over 3,000 referrals from Hertfordshire Police and other local services on behalf of victims who require legal support. We have also helped to secure court orders for almost 250 Hertfordshire victims in the past two years – that’s two people per week who may otherwise have become a fatal statistic. We remain committed to providing legal assistance to anyone in St Albans, and across Hertfordshire and beyond, who is experiencing abuse, so they can feel safe again.”