Domestic Violence Workgroup

County Objectives

    1. Reduce fatal and non-fatal child maltreatment​.
    2. Reduce domestic violence or reduce non-fatal physical assault injuries.



Addressing Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence

  • ​​​​​A​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ss​​​​ess students se​​en at the four (4) School Based Wellness Clinics (SBWCs)​ who self-identify or are identified by school personnel as being at risk for an unsafe school, home or community environment and make referrals for further intervention, including referral to Child Protective Services (CPS).
  • Assess every student seen by a social worker at the four (4) SBWCs for his/her risk of child abuse, sexual abuse or maltreatment; Refer suspicious cases to CPS for follow up.​​​
​​​​​​​Bladensburg High School
Fairmont Heights High School
Oxon Hill High School
Northwestern High School​​​​


The Domestic Violence Workgroup meets bi-monthly, every second and fourth Monday at 4:30 p.m. via conference call.


Prince George's Healthcare Action Coalition (PGHAC) meets quarterly at 1400 McCormick Drive, Largo, Maryland 20774. For a list of scheduled PGHAC meetings, click here​.


​-- February 12, 2013 January 14, 2014​​
​-- April 9, 2013 April 8, 2014
-- June 11, 2013​​ June 10, 2014
November 13, 2012​​
September 10, 2013 September 9, 2014
​​December 6, 2012 October 8, 2013 October 14, 2014
December 8, 2014






​​Name Membership​ Affiliation​ Position​
Glenda Hodges, PhD, JD, MDiv Workgroup Co-Chair Still I Rise, Inc.​ ​CEO
​Rita Robinson, MD Workgroup Co-Chair​ Still I Rise, Inc.​ ​Licensed Clinical Professional
Keisha Rhodes-Smith​ Research Assistant​ University of Maryland​ ​Student
Deborah Beasley​ Member​ Prince George's County Health Department​ ​Community Health Nurse
Chris Bryant​ Member​ Streetwize Foundation​
Ernest Carter, MD, PhD​ Member​ Prince George's County Health Department​ ​Deputy Health Officer
O'Tillia Hunter, MA, LCPC​ Member​ Prince George's County Health Department​ ​Counselor, Addictions and Mental Health
​Major Elaine A. Moore ​Member ​Prince George's County Police Department ​Division Commander, Critical Support Services
​Ina Ramos, MPH, PhD ​Member ​The Maryland Center at Bowie State University ​Director of Programs and Finance
​Carol-Lynn Snowden ​Member ​Prince George's County Department of Family Services ​Division Manager, Planning and Evaluation
​Laurine Thomas ​Member ​Prince George's County Health Department ​Grants Writer
​Kita Williams ​Member ​Atikal Foundation, Inc. ​President
​Karen Payne Health Dept. Staff​ Prince George's County Health Department​ Program Coordinator, Domestic Violence​
​Diane Young Health Dept. Staff​ Prince George's County Health Department​ Division Manager, Maternal and Child Health
​Pamela Creekmur ​PGHAC Chair ​Prince George's County Health Department ​Health Officer
​Debra Ross ​PGHAC Director ​Private Consultant ​Consultant
​Erin Diamond ​PGHAC Staff ​Prince George's County Health Department

 Last Updated: March 10, 2014