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Largely hidden, dating violence is prevalent in teen relationships

One in three teens is a victim of dating violence. Montgomery County has stepped up awareness efforts for students and their parents.

Monday - 03/04/2013, 06:57am EST

Tags: Paula Wolfson, dating violence, teens, abusive relationships, Domestic Violence Coordinating Council of Montgomery County,

Domestic violence top cause of homicides in affluent Fairfax Co. in 2009

Domestic violence is the leading cause of homicides in one of the richest counties in the nation. A new report details the circumstances leading up to these deaths and steps that can be taken to better protect victims.

Friday - 02/22/2013, 01:15pm EST

Tags: Hank Silverberg, Kaye Kory

Proposed law to protect 'invisible victims' of domestic violence

Two Maryland prosecutors are pushing lawmakers for a new law that could add up to five years to a prison sentence for an act of domestic abuse witnessed by a child.

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 11:17am EST

Tags: domestic abuse,

Md. opening domestic violence visitation center

Maryland is opening a new center to allow victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse to have supervised parent-child visitation.

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 07:08am EST

Tags: Baltimore

Domestic violence treatment program to be launched

A new hospital-based domestic violence program is being launched.

Friday - 11/16/2012, 03:52am EST


Domestic violence at the forefront after Kensington murder

Victims of domestic abuse need to get away from their abusers and take advantage of community resources that can help them, Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy says.

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 07:08am EDT

Tags: Montgomery County, John McCarthy, Heather Lynn McGuire

Md. lawmakers want to increase penalty for strangulation

Grabbing another person's neck to stop their breathing is extremely difficult to prove in court, according to legislators and prosecutors.

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 02:00pm EST

Tags: Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, strangulation, Maryland law,

Survivor addresses 'naive' domestic violence tweets

Domestic violence survivor Leslie Morgan Steiner responds to young women's support of controversial musician Chris Brown.

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 07:12pm EST

Tags: chris brown, Leslie Morgan Steiner, Grammys


Domestic violence agency in Washington to close

A domestic violence agency in Northwest D.C. is closing and staff members are working to quickly replace services for clients.

Friday - 02/03/2012, 07:13am EST

Tags: Washington Empowered Against Violence, WEAVE, The Washington Post,

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