Family Justice Center

May 22, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Safe Haven for County Abuse Victims

Domestic abuse survivor Cheryl Kravitz teamed up with Thomas Manion from the Family Justice Center to paint a vivid picture of how one woman and her children escaped from a dangerous situation, and where others can go for help – on this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. Available now on MyMCMedia, Overcast, Apple Podcasts, […]

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May 9, 2019 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: MCPS Choose Respect PSA Contest

On this episode of Connecting Our Community host Pat Shoemaker is joined by Cheryl Kravitz with the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council and the student representative, Lilah Katz. You can watch all of the winning videos but the most important story is that these students are learning that they can choose respect, recognize a problem and […]

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February 13, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Montgomery County Recognizes Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

The Montgomery County Board of Education and the County Council recognized February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month to help teach teenagers about abusive relationship behaviors. This recognition emphasizes the efforts made by Choose Respect Montgomery, an initiative of the county’s Domestic Violence Coordinating Council and the Family Justice Center. Teen dating abuse is any […]

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February 13, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Here’s What Happened at the School Board Meeting Tuesday

The Montgomery County Public Schools’ Board of Education held a meeting Tuesday at the Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville. During the meeting, there was a tentative adoption of the superintendent’s recommended Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Budget. The Montgomery County Family Justice Center was also recognized for providing services to families impacted by domestic violence, […]

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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 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Raising Awareness for Domestic Violence (VIDEO)

Montgomery County launched an awareness campaign Monday to ensure victims of domestic violence are aware of county programs that can help. Ads on Ride On buses and at bus shelters will provide contact information for the Family Justice Center and the Abused Persons Program. The ads were unveiled at a news conference at the Executive […]

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April 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hundreds of Students Attend Choose Respect Conference (VIDEO)

Hundreds of Montgomery County students attended the Choose Respect Conference at Richard Montgomery High School on April 2nd. MCPS-TV has a recap. More scenes from today's @Choose_Respect healthy teen dating conference. Opening remarks will begin shortly! #RespectyourSelfie2017 pic.twitter.com/96IZ9620VU — MCPS (@MCPS) April 2, 2017 Great to see so many of our @mocoboe members, elected officials […]

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December 8, 2015 | Marian Merewitz

Connecting Our Community: The Family Justice Center

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. On this episode of Connecting Our Community you will get some great information about the great […]

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July 20, 2015 | Staff Writer

A Conversation about Domestic Violence: “Because Love Shouldn’t Hurt”

A conversation about domestic violence is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, July 21st, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Upcounty Regional Services Center, 12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown. Entitled “Because Love Shouldn’t Hurt,” this free event will provide information about services that are available and how to help friends and family in relationships affected […]

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