News and Events
Check this page for updates about the FJC and our partners.
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:
The 5th Annual Choose Respect Montgomery Healthy Teen Dating Conference will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 1:00pm – 4:30pm at the Montgomery College Takoma Park Campus. Teens, parents and youth service providers are all welcome at this FREE event! This year’s theme is “Piecing Together Healthy Relationships.” Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in fun, interactive, and 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 – this is an experience you don’t want to miss! This annual event is sponsored by the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, Verizon Hopeline, Montgomery College and other Montgomery County agencies.
Teens are also urged to enter the Healthy Teen Dating Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest by submitting a 60-second creative video that brings attention to dating abuse and domestic violence. The top 3 videos receive cash awards, with a top prize of $1,000! Winners will be announced at the Conference on February 23rd. The official contest rules and entry form can be found HERE
For more information about the Choose Respect Conference or the PSA Contest, 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.