Montgomery County Family Justice Center

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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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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October 11, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Director Appointed to Montgomery County Family Justice Center

Montgomery County Sheriff Darren Popkin announced this week that Thomas Manion has been appointed director of the Montgomery County Family Justice Center (FJC) in Rockville, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office. The Montgomery County FJC is a community-wide collaboration of public and private agencies in a centralized location that assists domestic violence […]

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July 24, 2015 | Aline Barros

Women Speak Up About Domestic Violence in Germantown (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Police Lt. Sonia Pruitt was at the beginning of her career when she responded to a domestic violence call along with two female officers. When the three officers got to the location of the call, Pruitt saw the victim who had been severely beaten by the husband. “Imagine his surprise he got three […]

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March 6, 2015 | Krista Brick

Choose Respect Conference Focus: #respectyourselfie2015

There will be a red carpet and selfies but what organizers hope to hashtag is information about healthy teen dating. The sixth annual Choose Respect conference is scheduled for March 8 from 1-4:30 p.m. at the Montgomery College Germantown Campus’ Globe Hall. This year’s focus is on healthy teen dating and social media.

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