Domestic Violence

The Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Division:
  • Assists in the coordination of services and programs for individuals impacted by domestic violence, human trafficking or sexual assault
  • Collaborates with stakeholders
  • Identifies gaps in services
  • Develops programs and services to meet the unique needs of our community
  • Advocates for victims of intimate partner violence, domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault and their families
Stop the Silence, End Domestic Violence
Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence are behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other person. Partners may be married, dating, co-habituating, domestic partners or in a civil union.

More Information about the who can be victims and what abuse look likes is available:
Myths & Truths
  • Domestic violence does not affect many people. False: It affects approximately one million people in the U.S. every year and 85% of victims are women.
  • Domestic violence is just a momentary loss of temper. False: The abuser makes a conscious decision to abuse. Loss of temper is a tool to enforce control through fear, and its part of a pattern of abuse.
Stop the Silence, Help End Domestic Violence
Get more information about common myths of domestic violence.

Where to Get Help
Emergency Assistance 911
Resource Information 211
Family Crisis Center of Prince George's County 301-731-1203
Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence 800-MDHELPS
Prince George's County Sheriff's Office Domestic Violence Unit 301-780-8408
Prince George's County Police Dept. Domestic Violence Unit 301-772-4433
Prince George's County Hospital Center Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Center 301-618-3154
Still I Rise, Inc. 301-868-4903
House of Ruth (24-Hour Hotline) 410-889-RUTH
Community Advocates for Family and Youth (CAFY) 301-390-4092
Prince George's County Health Dept. Domestic Violence Coordinator 301-883-7873
Stop the Silence, Breaking the Silence Could Save a Life, Including Yours