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Family Justice Center


The PSA Video Contest has been held for the past 9 years as a part of the Choose Respect Initiative. Middle and High School students are asked to create a 60 second video addressing dating violence.
The contest is sponsored by Verizon Wireless through its partnership with the Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation.
For the past two years, the Montgomery County Police Department Foundation and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Theta Omega Chapter have also sponsored the fan favorite award. 

The winners of the 2019 Choose Respect PSA Contest are:
1st Place: Reflection - Wootton High School
2nd Place: It Was All Her Fault - Roberto Clemente Middle School
3rd Place: Dear Diary - Roberto Clemente Middle School
Honorable Mention and Fan Favorite: You are Not Alone! - Winston Churchill High School
Honorable Mention: There Is Another Side - Northwood High School

1st Place:    Text Me Back, K? - Wootton High School
2nd Place:    Triad - Tryka Film Coalition
3rd Place:    Isolation - Sherwood High School
Honorable Mention and Fan Favorite:    I'm Fine. - Richard Montgomery High School 
Honorable Mention:  Because He Told Me So - The Girl Scouts

​1st Place and Fan Favorite - "Because He Loves Me" - ​Northwest High School

2nd Place - "The Gift of Respect" –Club PROVIDE
Honorable Mention - This is My Story - Hallie Wells Middle School​
1st Place - "I Came, I Saw, I Conquered" - Roberto Clemente Middle School
2nd Place - "Abuse Does Not Discriminate" - Sherwood High School
3rd Place - "Don't Be Silenced" - Forrest Oak Middle School
Honorable Mention - "Why Me?" - Gaithersburg High School
Honorable Mention - "Does He Really Like You?" - Wheaton High School

1st Place - "Bruises" - James Hubert Blake High School
2nd Place - "Out of the Dark" - James Hubert Blake High School
3rd Place - "Locked" - James Hubert Blake High School
Honorable Mention - "It Has To End" - James Hubert Blake High School
Honorable Mention - "There's No Excuse" - Sherwood High School
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