Domestic Violence Assistance
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, January 11, 2022 | Faith for a Mentally Strong Relationship
Presenter: Dr. Ricardo Reeves
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 | Trafficked Boys: Bringing Male Victims of Human Trafficking Out of the Shadows
Presenter: Jerome Elam
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 | Finding Who You Are By Knowing Who You Aren't
Presenter: Kenny Smith
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 | Ready or Not - The Subtle Trappings of Teen Dating Violence
Presenter: Bruce D Edwards, Esq.
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 | Fatherhood - The Game Changer
Presenter: Franklyn Malone
Learn more about the Red Flags of Domestic Violence Virtual Symposium
Watch the virtual Girls Talk: A Queen’s Worth event.
Join Us Saturday, March 20th, for a Conversation About Health & Wellness
Teen Summit: No Excuse for Dating Abuse
See Photos from the Love United Mother Daughter Tea
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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
|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|
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.
- Events Calendar
- Relationship Quiz: Am I Being Abused (English PDF)
- Relationship Quiz: Am I Being Abused (Spanish PDF)