domestic abuse

November 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Number of Residents Using Victim Services Nearly Doubled Compared to 2019

Montgomery County resident use of domestic and sexual violence victim services under the county Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) nearly doubled this year compared to 2019 data. Intakes for the Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP) and the Abused Persons Program (APP) were 91% higher between Jan.-June 2020 than they were between […]

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April 7, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Calls to Police Way Down But Crime Remains Constant

During the past month when many people were rarely venturing away from home, calls to the Montgomery County Police Department have dropped considerably while the amount of crime has stayed constant. However, the kinds of crimes that are on the rise are different from last year, noted Capt. Thomas Jordan, MCPD spokesperson. Because vehicle traffic […]

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