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$50,000 to local organizations to prevent domestic violence

Recently, a number of grants totaling $50,000 were presented to local Maryland non- profits including the House of Ruth, the Kennedy Foundation.Net, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, the Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation and the after School Dance Fund. These grants were given by the Verizon Foundation to combat domestic violence.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Maryland's Attorney General, Douglas F. Gansler, and Representative Elijah Cummings were present at the ceremony to award these grants and also to honor the non-profit organizations that are working hard to curb the spread of abuse in the community. Rep. Cummings noted that in 2010 nearly 18,000 men, women and children from Maryland were affected by domestic abuse.

As this blog has previously reported, any victim of domestic violence should immediately notify law enforcement as soon as an incident occurs. They can also seek an order for protection in civil court. In Maryland, victims of domestic abuse are entitled to an automatic temporary protective order as soon as danger becomes apparent. This type of order can be obtained in Maryland at any time any day of the week.

Unlike many legal proceedings, domestic violence allegations trigger a rapid legal process. After a temporary order is granted, a final hearing will generally occur within a week. In addition to determining whether to extend the temporary protective order, the judge at that hearing may also address issues involving child custody, visitation rights and all of the issues surrounding children such as a visitation schedule, order temporary child support payments. Temporary spousal support payments may also be addressed in these hearings.

Source: AFRO, "Domestic Violence Targeted by Verizon Foundation," Oct. 10, 2012

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