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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Churches Fighting Domestic Violence

(Posted 11 Oct 2007)
Condemning Violence From the Pulpit; Project Aims to Give Voice to Domestic Issue Rarely Mentioned in Churches.
Post, 11 Oct 2007 (Harris).
. . . many ministers in Prince George's County who are expected to discuss domestic violence from the pulpit Sunday as part of "Project Safe Sunday." The five-year-old initiative has been pushed fervently by State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivy as a way to involve one of the most influential institutions in people's lives in battling the problem.

Statistics show that Prince George's has more reported domestic violence cases than any jurisdiction in the state. During the first eight months of this year, there were more than 3,500 cases in District Court, Ivy said.
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Prince George's has only two shelters for victims of domestic violence, which is "woefully inadequate," Weaver said.
Why do we have the most cases of domestic violence, but one one of the worst programs for supporting the victims?

Note that the Post, which ought to know better, didn't bother to spell the name of our state's attorney correctly.

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