Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Statement from Sheriff Melvin C. High Domestic Violence Awareness Month - “Building on Strength”

Upper Marlboro, MD… “October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time when we in law enforcement and the organizations whose daily work is ending domestic violence remind citizens that the work to end domestic violence continues. Nationally and worldwide, violence against women remains high. Unfortunately, women are most often the victims of domestic violence and children are often the silent, unseen victims. 

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, my message today is that there is hope and help. In the State of Maryland and in Prince George’s County, there is a wide variety of resources to help victims of domestic violence access the resources they need to move from victim to survivor.

In the Office of the Sheriff, that help is available from our Special Victim Assistants (SVA) who are part of our Domestic Violence Intervention Division (DVID). 

Our SVAs are available at the:

       Upper Marlboro Courthouse – 301-952-2350
             Hyattsville Courthouse – 301-298-4252
             Sheriff’s Headquarters – 301-780-8425

Together, we can end domestic violence.”

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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