Thursday, October 16, 2014

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events

“Domestic Violence Has No Place in Our Community”

Sheriff Continues October Events After Launch of “Purple Light Nights” 

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff Domestic Violence Intervention Division (DVID) said it will continue its schedule of events in October to raise awareness about domestic violence by sharing information with citizens and residents at events around the county.

“The successful launch of “Purple Light Nights” in Maryland on October 9th and our Roundtable and Luncheon at the end of the month are the starting and closing event centerpieces of our activities for the month,” said Lt. Colonel Regina Taylor, Bureau Chief of Field Operations. “We hosted two information exchanges in the community before the launch and we have another one today. For the remainder of the month we are participating in events with some of our partners and hosting a roundtable discussion and luncheon on October 30th.  

The “Purple Light Nights” lighting ceremony was held on the walkway behind the County Administration building where the county building and light poles were adorned with purple lights. Those attending the ceremony were given a purple light bulb for their window or porch to symbolize a unified voice in the county against domestic violence.  “In the coming years, we hope thousands of households in Prince George’s County and all over the state will use the purple porch light in October as a unified voice,” said Sheriff High.

The DVID October Schedule of Events is as follows:

Tuesday, October 14th     - Kent Village Drive Apartments Information Exchange
                                             4:00 pm – 6:00  pm

Saturday, October 18th   - Family Strong 5K Challenge, Paint Branch Park Trail,
                                             5211 Paint Branch Pkwy,
      College Park, MD 9:00 am, 8:00 am Registration

Tuesday, October 21st      - Addison Road Metro Information Exchange
                                             7:30 am – 9:30 am

Thursday, October 30th - Domestic Violence Roundtable & Luncheon,
                                            Sheriff Headquarters 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Members of the media are welcome to attend. For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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