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Release ID: 13-045
Media Contact: Beth Gochrach, 240.777.2528

For Immediate Release: 5/1/2013            Application Deadline: 5/22/2013

Leggett Seeks Applicants for Domestic Violence Coordinating Council

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council for a public member, and for a student member to serve a one-year term, which may be renewed for one additional year. The student member should be a high school junior or senior when initially appointed, and should attend a public or private school in the County.

 

The 17-member Domestic Violence Coordinating Council is composed of five public members with a demonstrated interest in domestic violence issues, including at least one individual who is a former victim of domestic violence; one attorney with experience representing victims of domestic violence; one student member; and twelve members who are representatives of County and State government who coordinate efforts relating to domestic violence prevention, intervention, treatment, law enforcement, prosecution, correction and victim advocacy.

 

Members of the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council advise the County Executive, County Council, and Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission and its members on policies, programs, and legislation to prevent domestic violence. Other duties include: promoting and facilitating a community-wide response to domestic violence, coordinating with the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence and County domestic violence programs or services; cooperating with the Abused Persons Program of the County’s Department of Health and Human Services to review programs and facilities for victims and offenders; obtaining and evaluating findings and recommendations of the County’s Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team; obtaining and evaluating data, reports, and information related to domestic violence; and advocating for policies or legislation at the County, State and Federal levels.

 

Members serve without compensation, but are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. Meetings are held six times per year the second Thursday of every other month at 5:30 PM at the Family Justice Center building at 600 Jefferson Plaza in Rockville.

 

Applicants of diverse backgrounds, professions, gender, geography, disability and ethnicity are encouraged to apply. An application, consisting of a brief cover letter and resume, should be sent by mail to County Executive Isiah Leggett, 101 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor, Rockville, MD  20850, or by email to countyexecutive.boards@montgomerycountymd.gov. Home and employment addresses, as well as contact phone numbers and email addresses should be included. If appropriate, applicants should indicate the position for which they are applying. The deadline for application is May 17, 2013.

 

Members of County boards, committees and commissions may not serve on more than one such group at a time. Leggett’s appointments are subject to confirmation by the County Council. Applications of those selected for appointment are made public as part of the confirmation process.

 

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