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Cardin, Brown to Announce Launch of New Domestic Violence Program at Univ. of Maryland Medical Center
Senator, Lieutenant Governor to join hospital and community leaders to mark start of new initiative fueled by state-federal partnership
Monday, August 11 at 11:30 a.m., U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown today hailed the launch of a new, hospital-based domestic violence program that will serve incoming patients at both the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) Emergency Department. The program will be funded in part by a grant from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention, while $50,000 in federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) dollars contributed to the creation of this initiative.
“Victims of domestic violence need immediate support using all tools available to remove them from a dangerous situation, put them on a healing path and assist them in rebuilding their lives free from fear and violence,” said Senator Cardin. “I’m proud we have strong federal-state partnerships in place to support community based programs like this.”
WHAT: Press Conference at UMMC to Announce New Domestic Violence Program
WHO: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
Domestic Violence Advocates
WHEN: Monday, August 11 – 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: UMMC Weinberg Learning Center, 22 S Greene St., 1st Floor,
Meeting Rooms 6 and 7
HOW: Press RSVP to Lauren Gibbs,Lauren.Gibbs@maryland.