Domestic Violence

Join the Conversation on June 17


The Men’s Challenge: Join the Conversation

Join the Department of Family Services for a new installment of the Men’s Challenge Initiative – a series of group discussions that seeks to influence men and boys through conversations about developing healthy relationships. See below for a full list of discussion topics and meeting dates.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | Presenter, Dr. O’Tilia V. Hunter, NCC, LPC

Building Bridges Not Walls: This session will be interactive and provide
steps to improve communication. Q&A to follow.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | Presenters, Dr. O’Tilia V. Hunter, NCC, LPC;
Mr. Bruce Edwards, Esq., and Mr. Elio Wade

Listening to Hear, Not to Answer: The goal of this session is to improve
communication and relationships. Listening to Hear, Not to Answer
will take a deeper dive into the way we communicate and uncover the power
of our actions and changes in our behavior.

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The Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Division:
  • Assists in the coordination of services and programs for individuals impacted by domestic violence, human trafficking or sexual assault
  • Collaborates with stakeholders
  • Identifies gaps in services
  • Develops programs and services to meet the unique needs of our community
  • Advocates for victims of intimate partner violence, domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault and their families
Domestic Violence is a behavior used by one person in a relationship to control the other person. Partners may be married, dating, co-habituating, domestic partners or in a civil union.

More Information about the who can be victims and what abuse look likes is available:
Get more information about common myths of domestic violence.

Where to Get Help

Emergency Assistance 911
Resource Information 211
Community Crisis Services, Inc. (Emergency Shelter) 301-731-1203
Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence 800-MDHELPS
Prince George's County Sheriff's Office Domestic Violence Unit 301-780-8600
Prince George's County Police Dept. Domestic Violence Unit 301-772-4433
University of Maryland Hospital Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Center 301-618-3154
House of Ruth (24-Hour Hotline) 410-889-RUTH
Community Advocates for Family and Youth (CAFY) 301-390-4092
Prince George's County Family Justice Center 301-780-8008
 Prince George's County Child & Adult Protective Services  301-909-2450

Download the Domestic Violence Prevention Memes and Webinar

In an effort to expand our outreach efforts, we encourage you to incorporate our Domestic Violence Prevention Memes and webinar into your services, events and programs.

Myths & Truths

  • Domestic violence does not affect many people. False: It affects approximately one million people in the U.S. every year and 85% of victims are women.
  • Domestic violence is just a momentary loss of temper. False: The abuser makes a conscious decision to abuse. Loss of temper is a tool to enforce control through fear, and its part of a pattern of abuse.
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