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File #: 21-0041R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - Domestic Violence in Baltimore City
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 4/19/2021 In control: Public Safety and Government Operations
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Informational Hearing - Domestic Violence in Baltimore City For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, the Baltimore Police Department, the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement, the Health Department, the Sheriff’s Office, as well as community advocates fighting against domestic violence to share their expertise with the Baltimore City Council and the general public and to discuss programs available to victims of domestic violence.
Sponsors: Mark Conway, Phylicia Porter, Sharon Green Middleton, Odette Ramos, John T. Bullock, Danielle N. McCray, James Torrence, Kristerfer Burnett
Indexes: Baltimore City, Domestic Violence Awareness, Informational Hearing
Attachments: 1. 21-0041R~1st Reader, 2. Hearing Agenda - 21-0041R, 3. Law 21-0041R, 4. CityCouncilHearing Domestic Violence_FINAL, 5. 21-0041R Informational Hearing - Domestic Violence in Baltimore City, 6. Hearing Minutes - 21-0041R, 7. PSGO - Hearing Notes - 21-0041R, 8. MONSE 21-0041R, 9. BCHD 21-0041R, 10. CityCouncilHearing Domestic Violence_FINAL, 11. BPD 21-0041R, 12. MOCFS 21-0041R - Domestic Violence, 13. Hearing Agenda - 21-0041R, 14. Hearing Minutes - 21-0041R, 15. PSGO - Hearing Notes - 21-0041R (2)
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Conway


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Informational Hearing - Domestic Violence in Baltimore City
For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, the Baltimore Police Department, the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement, the Health Department, the Sheriff’s Office, as well as community advocates fighting against domestic violence to share their expertise with the Baltimore City Council and the general public and to discuss programs available to victims of domestic violence.
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Recitals

Whereas, Domestic violence (which, for the purposes of this resolution, encompasses intimate-partner violence) has been a serious issue across the country and globally since long before the COVID-19 pandemic;

Whereas, Domestic violence can encompass a wide swath of behaviors, including physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse;

Whereas, Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence and the controlling and manipulative behavior that frequently accompanies it - no age, gender, or race is immune;

Whereas, Research shows members of vulnerable communities, such as the LGBTQ community, are at an equal or higher risk for domestic violence;

Whereas, As feared, incidents of domestic violence increased 31% in the past year as pandemic restrictions have kept more people ...

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