News and Events
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From the FJC:
Check out the Family Justice Center Foundation's 2011 Annual Gala highlighted in this Comcast Newsmakers clip.
From the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council:
Register NOW for the 5th Annual Choose Respect Healthy Teen Dating Conference!
What: Choose Respect Montgomery Healthy Teen Dating Conference
When: Sunday February 23, 2014 from 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM (Check-in from Noon-1pm)
Where: Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College – Takoma Park Campus
7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
One-in-three teenagers are affected by dating abuse – it is time to start talking about this issue! It is time to piece together the components of healthy relationships and learn to identify and avoid abusive ones.
Teens, parents and youth service providers are all welcome at this FREE event! Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in interactive, educational workshops: Participants in grades 8-12 will focus on dating abuse, domestic violence and how to identify and promote healthy relationships, while students in grades 6-7 will focus on the dynamics of healthy friendships. Adult attendees will learn how dating violence affects teens, and the importance of starting a dialogue about these issues. There will also be raffles, prizes, free food and live entertainment, including a special performance by Eclipse Performing Dance Company. Hot 99.5 DJ Toby Knapp and NBC4 Reporter Jackie Bensen will emcee the event. This is an experience you do not want to miss!
We will also be announcing the winners of the 2014 Choose Respect PSA Video Contest at the conference. Check out and Like our Facebook page (Choose Respect Montgomery), where we have already identified our esteemed Top 12! Be sure to also follow us on Twitter (@choose_respect) for more updates.
You can register for free online at www.chooserespect2014.eventbrite.com. Check-in begins at 12:00pm and the first 50 people through the door receive a $10 Chipotle gift card!
For more information, please call 240-777-7075 or e-mail Tom Manion at Thomas.Manion@montgomerycountymd.gov.
Hope to see you there!
Congratulations to the winners of the 4th Annual Choose Respect Montgomery Teen Dating Public Service Announcement Contest!
Congratulations to the winners of the 3rd Annual Choose Respect Montgomery Teen Dating Public Service Announcement Contest!
From JC Partners:
Please visit Verizon's Responsibility Blog to learn about what this FJC partner is doing in the community. You will see information from March 31, 2010 about Verizon's visit to the Family Justice Center. Verizon has been a strong supporter of the FJC.
Please visit the website for Telling Amy's Story by clicking on the picture above. Actress Mariska Hargitay hosts this project which details the events leading up to a domestic violence homicide that occurred in 2001. The film enlists the personal reflections of the victim's family, coworkers, law enforcement and court personnel in telling her story.
Current Domestic Violence News:
The White House recently put out this PSA on Domestic Violence.