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Title: Stop the Violence: A Call to Action, Recommendations & Action Plan
Corporate Author: Maryland Family Violence Council
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 118
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Maryland Family Violence Council
Baltimore, MD 21202
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Grant Number: VAWA-95-046; VAWA-95-047; VAWA-96-020
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Box 6000
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United States of America

Maryland Family Violence Council
200 St. Paul Place, 20th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The problem of family violence is increasing in Maryland; reported spousal assaults increased by 128 percent between 1994 and 1995, and child abuse and neglect investigations increased by 17 percent between 1990 and 1994.
Abstract: In response to family violence, Maryland created the Family Violence Council in 1995 to prevent and reduce family violence and to break the cycle of violence between generations. This council studied the problem of family violence and developed 20 specific recommendations to prevent such violence. These recommendations build a solid foundation for a coordinated systems approach to family violence. A violence prevention action plan is detailed that includes two phases: (1) action teams of the Family Violence Council focused on the criminal justice system, courts, legislation, local family violence coordinating councils, victim services and resources, children, and intervention with domestic violence abusers and sex offenders; and (2) family violence unit to monitor, evaluate, and continue the Family Violence Council's work. 7 exhibits
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Abused children; Abusing spouses; BJA Grant-related Documents; Child abuse prevention; Child victims; Crime prevention measures; Crimes against children; Domestic assault prevention; Maryland; Sex offenders; Victim services; Violence prevention
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