October 4, 2017

Fulton County ADA, domestic violence survivor shares story at annual breakfast and briefing

By Alyson Shields,

“I’m in a different box. I can’t be them because I know better. I’m a prosecutor, I’m a law student. I’m smart, I’m this. So there was kind of a separation,” April Ross said, speaking of herself as a young volunteer in Fulton County, working with temporary protective orders. “Years forward, here I sit, and I realize… there’s no them. There’s just us.”

Ross was the keynote speaker at Tuesday morning’s annual Domestic Violence Breakfast and Briefing at the Brenau Downtown Center.

The annual briefing is hosted by the Hall County Domestic Violence Task Force. This year, it featured the incredible story of Ross, a Fulton County ADA who was shot and paralyzed by her estranged husband in 2014. Ross, while facing challenges with a spinal cord injury and adjusting to life in a wheelchair, has returned to work as an ADA and now works on the trial unit for domestic violence cases.

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