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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published October 22, 2012

ADVISORY: LT. GOVERNOR BROWN AND COUNTY OFFICIALS TO ANNOUNCE NEW TOOLS FOR PRINCE GEORGE’S LAW ENFORCEMENT TO COMBAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE



ADVISORY: LT. GOVERNOR BROWN AND COUNTY OFFICIALS TO ANNOUNCE NEW TOOLS FOR PRINCE GEORGE’S LAW ENFORCEMENT TO COMBAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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LT. GOVERNOR BROWN AND COUNTY OFFICIALS TO ANNOUNCE NEW TOOLS FOR PRINCE GEORGE’S LAW ENFORCEMENT TO COMBAT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE


HYATTSVILLE, Md. (October 22, 2012) – TOMORROW, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will join federal, state and local officials, as well as representatives from law enforcement and victims advocacy groups, to announce a new program that will help all 30 local law enforcement agencies in Prince George’s County protect and assist victims of domestic violence.
 
Combating domestic violence is a personal cause for Lt. Governor Brown. In August 2008, his cousin Cathy was senselessly murdered by her estranged boyfriend. Building on his experience as a legislator and the perspective provided by this tragedy, Lt. Governor Brown has championed reforms to combat domestic violence and help victims. Brown led successful efforts in 2009 to improve domestic violence laws by giving judges the authority to take guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. In 2010, Brown worked with members of the General Assembly, domestic violence advocates and stakeholders to pass legislation allowing a victim of domestic abuse to terminate a residential lease with a copy of a final protective order. Most recently, during the 2012 legislative session, the Lt. Governor advocated for legislation enacted by the General Assembly to provide unemployment insurance benefits for individuals who must leave a job to escape domestic violence. Under the O’Malley-Brown Administration, domestic violence deaths in Maryland have dropped by 43% since 2007.
 




WHAT:                            Lt. Governor Brown and County Officials to Announce New Program to Help Prince George’s Law Enforcement Agencies Combat Domestic Violence
 
WHERE:                         Hyattsville District Court
                                        4990 Rhode Island Avenue
                                        Hyattsville, MD
                                            
WHEN:                           TUESDAY, October 23, 2012
                                       10:30 AM