Sheriff’s Office Donates Hand-Made Blankets to the YWCA for Victims of Domestic Violence

According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, a dozen hand sewn blankets were donated by the Sheriff’s Office to the YWCA of the Mohawk Valley. These blankets will provide a basic necessity to those who may be in need of one, especially those who turn to the YWCA for assistance when they are victims of domestic violence. The blankets were sewn by female inmates incarcerated at the Oneida County Jail as part of one of many voluntary educational programs offered to those held in the correctional facility. The materials for the blankets were purchased with inmate commissary funds and included no tax payers monies.

Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Deborah Harris, who supervises the Programs Unit at the jail, presented the blankets today at a brief ceremony held at the YWCA on Rutger Park in Utica.

(Attached photo from left to right: Regina Ionta, from the YWCA ,Lieutenant Deborah Harris from the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, and Dianne Stancato – Executive Director of the YWCA Mohawk Valley)