CAMP SPRINGS, MD – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) spoke at a Prince George’s County Department of Family Services event to raise awareness about resources available to victims of domestic violence. The event, hosted by the Department’s Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Supportive Services Division, also recognized workers, service providers and community partners who serve victims.

“As we prepare to mark Domestic Violence Awareness month in October, I was honored to join the Prince George’s County Department of Family Services and community partners who work every day to end domestic violence,” said Congressman Steny Hoyer. “Last week, we marked the 21st anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act being signed into law. Since Congress passed that landmark law, victims of domestic abuse have been better able to seek help, get to safety, and pursue justice. I was proud to have been a cosponsor of that law and to have fought for its reauthorization and strengthening in subsequent years.”

“The care and assistance provided by the Prince George’s County Department of Family Services helps victims get to safety and begin the process of healing,” continued Congressman Hoyer. “I also want to thank all of the community partners and faith-based organizations that have invested so much time and effort into combating domestic violence in Prince George’s County. We must continue this work together for as long as it takes to stamp out domestic violence once and for all.”

Prince George’s County Sheriff Melvin High, 7th Judicial Circuit Judge Cathy Hollenberg Serrette, and representatives from the Prince George’s County Police Department and State’s Attorney’s office were also in attendance at the event.