domestic violence

May 13, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Family Violence Awareness and Prevention Campaign Answers Increased Calls for Help

It’s been about three weeks since the Family Violence Awareness and Prevention Campaign launched in Montgomery County. The goal is to address the concern for people who might be in violent circumstances while quarantined at home. County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council leaders say since the campaign launched, there’s been an increase in calls for help […]

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April 27, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Campaign Offers Resources for Family Violence Victims

The number of domestic violence related cases has increased in Montgomery County during the shutdown. According to Montgomery County Police, the department reports a 25% uptick in domestic violence case assignments. The County Executive and law enforcement leaders recently launched the Family Violence Awareness and Prevention Campaign to provide resources for people in need. The new […]

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April 24, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Campaign Aims to Help Victims of Family Violence During Shutdown

Montgomery County officials are well aware of the growing problem of domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. County Executive Marc Elrich and a variety of other county leaders launched a new Family Violence Awareness and Prevention Campaign on Thursday during a virtual media briefing. Among those on board are MCPD, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, […]

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April 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

COVID-19 Cases on the Rise, Numbers Have Yet to Peak

The county currently is experiencing a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases, according to Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles. However, the number of cases has not yet peaked, he said during a wide-ranging virtual community briefing on the pandemic late Thursday afternoon. The peak could come “as soon as this weekend, as […]

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March 30, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

With People at Home More, Domestic Violence Cases On the Rise

According to psychologist Gabriela Romo, the sudden closure, drastic changes within homes, stress from job loss, fear of acquiring the coronavirus, and uncertainty about what may happen is causing an increase in cases of domestic violence between partners and child abuse. Dr. Romo also warns that despite the difficult quarantine situation, possible victims of domestic violence […]

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April 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Officers Recognized For Confronting Brookeville Gunman

Three police officers were honored for their efforts to save a woman whose husband was trying to kill her in Brookeville. The incident happened on May 7, 2018. Officers Beverly LaFleur, Cecil Williams, and Cody Hobbs responded to a 911 call about domestic violence. MCM reported last year that police said Christopher Wilson Snyder had […]

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March 19, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Choose Respect Conference Focuses on Healthy Teen Dating

One in three teens will experience some form of dating abuse, according to the Department of Education. Reducing this statistic is the focus of the tenth annual “Choose Respect Montgomery Healthy Teen Dating Conference” on April 7 at Richard Montgomery High School from 12:30 to 5 p.m. The event will feature an opening session hosted […]

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December 11, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 11 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Dec. 11., Christmas is in 14 days, and here’s five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Elrich Listening Session: Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is hosting a listening session from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Poolesville High School. Watch the session live, here. 2. Toy Drive: The Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department is hosting an […]

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November 26, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Police Donates Teddy Bears to Children in Need

Montgomery County Police Department accepted over 100 plush teddy bears at the Bethesda police department this afternoon. The bears, which were presented to the police department by Adventure Theatre MTC, will be donated to the Family Justice Center Foundation, which is Montgomery County’s domestic violence center. The center offers a safe space and psychological services to […]

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October 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

Outside Review Says July Shooting Was Justified, Police Say

An outside review of a police-involved shooting in July has determined that the officer’s actions were justified, the Montgomery County police said Wednesday. In the incident, Officer Edward Cochran shot Juan Carlos Natera-Perez. Update: Man Dies from Injuries in Fairland Shooting Under an agreement between the two counties, the Howard County State’s Attorney investigates officer-involved […]

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